Dr. Stefanie Harvey of TE Connectivity has been awarded the 2012 Best Paper Award from the International Wire and Cable Symposium and Conference (IWCS) for her paper titled “Carbon as Conductor: A Pragmatic View.”
“This paper reflects TE’s commitment to developing new technologies for wire and cable that will help our customers meet their SWaP (size, weight and power) goals,” said Dr. Harvey, principal scientist at TE Connectivity.
Dr. Harvey’s paper focuses on carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which have been promoted as a “game-changing material for medicine, microelectronics and renewable energy.”
According to TE Connectivity, the company’s work on CNTs has focused on electromagnetic interference shielding and the development of data transmission cables using commercially available CNT materials.
The award-winning paper discusses “how data transmission cables made using a yarn format perform comparably to MIL-STD 1553 and how termination is possible using standard techniques, [such as crimping or soldering,] without contact resistance issues due to the relatively high resistivity of the CNT formats.”
For more information, visit PR Web.
Download Dr. Stefanie Harvey’s paper here.