Carbon nanotube heaters recently gained more attention due to their efficiency and relative ease of fabrication. In this chapter, we report on the design and fabrication of low-voltage carbon nanotube (CNT) heaters and their potential applications. CNT sheets drawn from CNT arrays have been used to make the heaters. The sheet resistance of the CNT sheet is dependent on the number of layers accumulated during their formation, and it ranges from 3.57 kΩ/sq. for a 1-layer sheet to 6.03 Ω/sq. for a 300-layer sheet. The fabricated and studied CNT heaters revealed fast heating and cooling rate. Potential applications of these heating devices have been illustrated by manufacturing and testing heatable gloves and via deicing experiments using low-voltage CNT heaters.
Part of the book: Advances in Carbon Nanostructures