The history of OCSiAl began in 2009 with the question – “Is it possible to create an industrial technology for the synthesis of single walled carbon nanotubes, scalable to hundreds of thousands of tons per year with costs, which will have been reduced up to one hundred times?”

This dream united famous physicist Mikhail Predtechenskiy and such businessmen as Yuri Koropachinskiy, Yuri Zelvenskiy and Oleg Kirillov. They saw a fundamental opportunity to improve the properties of most of the produced materials.

OCSiAl became for them a unique opportunity to create one of those companies that really make the world a better place to live.

The "Graphetron 1.0" was launched on November 14, 2013. It became the largest industrial facility for the single wall carbon nanotubes synthesis.

1952
Journal “Physical Chemistry”. Soviet scientists Radushkevich and Lukyanovich published the image of hollow carbon fibers with a diameter of 50 nm
1985
Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto with a group of scientists discovered the existence of fullerenes – spherical molecules of single-walled carbon
1991
S. Iijima (NEC Corporation) described the method of synthesis of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by arc discharge
1993
Scientists from IBM and NEC independently described the synthesis of single-walled nanotubes. The patent went to IBM
1997
First device made of nanotubes (Single-electron transistor) was demonstrated by scientists from Delft University and IBM
2005
First macro-object made of nanotubes – sheet 5 * 100 cm was created
2009
OCSiAl: First successful experiment of CNT synthesis in the reactor with molten electrodes
2010
Showa Denko KK launches multiwall nanotubes (400 tons per year)
2010
Bayer Material Science launches the world's largest production of multiwall nanotubes (260 tons per year)
2011
Raymor Industries announces the start of production of 1 ton of SWCNT per year and sells it at a price of $10,000 per kilogram
2012
IBM creates a transistor based on single-walled carbon nanotubes, which was faster than the silicon transistor
2012
Showa Denko KK closes the project for the production of multi-walled VGCF-X carbon nanotubes
2013
First full-fledged computer with transistors, based on single-walled carbon nanotubes, was created
2013
OCSiAl launched Graphetron 1.0
2013
Bayer Material Science closes the project for the production of multi-walled carbon nanotubes
    • Mikhail Predtechenskiy
      Co-founder
    • Oleg Kirillov
      Co-founder
    • Yuri Koropachinskiy
      Co-founder
    • Yuri Zelvenskiy
      Co-founder
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