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Molten Salt-Carbon Nanotube Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power Systems  

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Molten Salt-Carbon Nanotube Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power Systems Molten Salt-Carbon Nanotube Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power Systems Final Report March 31, 2012 Michael Schuller, Frank Little, Darren Malik, Matt Betts, Qian Shao, Jun Luo, Wan Zhong, Sandhya Shankar, Ashwin Padmanaban The Space Engineering Research Center Texas Engineering Experiment Station Texas A&M University Abstract We demonstrated that adding nanoparticles to a molten salt would increase its utility as a thermal energy storage medium for a concentrating solar power system. Specifically, we demonstrated that we could increase the specific heat of nitrate and carbonate salts containing 1% or less of alumina nanoparticles. We fabricated the composite materials using both evaporative and air drying methods. We tested several thermophysical properties of the composite materials,

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Project Profile: Molten Salt-Carbon Nanotube Thermal Storage  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), under the Thermal Storage FOA, created a composite thermal energy storage material by embedding nanoparticles in a molten salt base material.

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The mechanisms for filling carbon nanotubes with molten salts: carbon nanotubes as  

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The mechanisms for filling carbon nanotubes with molten salts are investigated using molecular dynamics computer simulation. Inorganic nanotubular structures, whose morphologies can be rationalized in terms of the folding, or the removal of sections from, planes of square nets are found to form. The formation mechanisms are found to follow a 'chain-by-chain' motif in which the structures build systematically from charge neutral M–X–M–X chains. The formation mechanisms are rationalized in terms of the ion–ion interactions (intra-chain and inter-chain terms). In addition, the mechanisms of filling are discussed in terms of a 'hopping' between basins on the underlying energy landscape. The role of the carbon nanotube as an energy landscape filter is discussed.

Clare L Bishop; Mark Wilson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten metal reactors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A molten metal reactor for converting a carbon material and steam into a gas comprising hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide is disclosed. The reactor includes an interior crucible having a portion contained within an exterior crucible. The interior crucible includes an inlet and an outlet; the outlet leads to the exterior crucible and may comprise a diffuser. The exterior crucible may contain a molten alkaline metal compound. Contained between the exterior crucible and the interior crucible is at least one baffle.

Bingham, Dennis N; Klingler, Kerry M; Turner, Terry D; Wilding, Bruce M

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic nanotubes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A magnetic nanotube includes bacterial magnetic nanocrystals contacted onto a nanotube which absorbs the nanocrystals. The nanocrystals are contacted on at least one surface of the nanotube. A method of fabricating a magnetic nanotube includes synthesizing the bacterial magnetic nanocrystals, which have an outer layer of proteins. A nanotube provided is capable of absorbing the nanocrystals and contacting the nanotube with the nanocrystals. The nanotube is preferably a peptide bolaamphiphile. A nanotube solution and a nanocrystal solution including a buffer and a concentration of nanocrystals are mixed. The concentration of nanocrystals is optimized, resulting in a nanocrystal to nanotube ratio for which bacterial magnetic nanocrystals are immobilized on at least one surface of the nanotubes. The ratio controls whether the nanocrystals bind only to the interior or to the exterior surfaces of the nanotubes. Uses include cell manipulation and separation, biological assay, enzyme recovery, and biosensors.

Matsui, Hiroshi (Glen Rock, NJ); Matsunaga, Tadashi (Tokyo, JP)

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection and removal of molten salts from molten aluminum alloys  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Molten salts are one source of inclusions and defects in aluminum ingots and cast shapes. A selective adsorption media was used to remove these inclusions and a device for detection of molten salts was tested. This set of experiments is described and the results are presented and analyzed.

K. Butcher; D. Smith; C. L. Lin; L. Aubrey

1999-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Polysiloxane Nanotubes  

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Figure 3. Polysiloxane nanotube formation in the liquid phase method: (A) SEM image of polysiloxane nanotubes after a reaction time of 5 h (upper left corner) and after a reaction time of 16 h. ... Black line: (A) EDX spectra of the bulk of a closed tapered polysiloxane nanotube; blue line (B): tip of a closed tapered polysiloxane nanotubes; red lines: (C) tips when a 0.5 M solution of sodium chloride or (D) magnesium chloride was used instead of deionized water. ... Nanotube cost, polydispersity in nanotube type, and limitations in processing and assembly methods are important barriers for some applications of single-walled nanotubes. ...

Ana Stojanovic; Sandro Olveira; Maria Fischer; Stefan Seeger

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten salt lithium cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Lithium-based cells are promising for applications such as electric vehicles and load-leveling for power plants since lithium is very electropositive and light weight. One type of lithium-based cell utilizes a molten salt electrolyte and is operated in the temperature range of about 400 to 500/sup 0/C. Such high temperature operation accelerates corrosion problems and a substantial amount of energy is lost through heat transfer. The present invention provides an electrochemical cell which may be operated at temperatures between about 100 to 170/sup 0/C. The cell is comprised of an electrolyte, which preferably includes lithium nitrate, and a lithium or lithium alloy electrode.

Raistrick, I.D.; Poris, J.; Huggins, R.A.

1980-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten salt lithium cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Lithium-based cells are promising for applications such as electric vehicles and load-leveling for power plants since lithium is very electropositive and light weight. One type of lithium-based cell utilizes a molten salt electrolyte and is operated in the temperature range of about 400.degree.-500.degree. C. Such high temperature operation accelerates corrosion problems and a substantial amount of energy is lost through heat transfer. The present invention provides an electrochemical cell (10) which may be operated at temperatures between about 100.degree.-170.degree. C. Cell (10) comprises an electrolyte (16), which preferably includes lithium nitrate, and a lithium or lithium alloy electrode (12).

Raistrick, Ian D. (Menlo Park, CA); Poris, Jaime (Portola Valley, CA); Huggins, Robert A. (Stanford, CA)

1982-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Nanotubes  

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A broad review of the structure and properties of carbon nanotubes is presented. Particular emphasis is given to ... dimensional density of states predicted for single-wall nanotubes of small diameter. The eviden...

M. S. Dresselhaus; G. Dresselhaus…

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Batteries using molten salt electrolyte  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrolyte system suitable for a molten salt electrolyte battery is described where the electrolyte system is a molten nitrate compound, an organic compound containing dissolved lithium salts, or a 1-ethyl-3-methlyimidazolium salt with a melting temperature between approximately room temperature and approximately 250.degree. C. With a compatible anode and cathode, the electrolyte system is utilized in a battery as a power source suitable for oil/gas borehole applications and in heat sensors.

Guidotti, Ronald A. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphane Nanotubes  

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Graphane Nanotubes ... A possible reaction path to GN(10,10)-A is suggested by the reaction of single-walled carbon nanotube (10,10) + H2; the indications are that the GN(10,10)-A can be made at low temperature and high partial pressure of H2 gas from the corresponding nanotube. ...

Xiao-Dong Wen; Tao Yang; Roald Hoffmann; N. W. Ashcroft; Richard L. Martin; Sven P. Rudin; Jian-Xin Zhu

2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Inorganic nanotubes  

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...Terrones and Humberto Terrones Inorganic nanotubes Reshef Tenne 1 C. N. R. Rao 2 1 Department...discovery of carbon fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, it was hypothesized that nanoparticles...not be stable against folding and form nanotubes and fullerene-like structures: IF...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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& Nanotubes Polytwistane  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

& Nanotubes Polytwistane Shiblee R. Barua,[a] Henrik Quanz,[b] Martin Olbrich,[c] Peter R with ethano (ethane-1,2-diyl) bridges to create a new chiral, C2-symmetric hydrocarbon nanotube called of C(sp3 )Ă?H units, all of which are chemically equivalent. The polytwistane nanotube has the smallest

Trauner, Dirk

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Nanotube junctions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention comprises a new nanoscale metal-semiconductor, semiconductor-semiconductor, or metal-metal junction, designed by introducing topological or chemical defects in the atomic structure of the nanotube. Nanotubes comprising adjacent sections having differing electrical properties are described. These nanotubes can be constructed from combinations of carbon, boron, nitrogen and other elements. The nanotube can be designed having different indices on either side of a junction point in a continuous tube so that the electrical properties on either side of the junction vary in a useful fashion. For example, the inventive nanotube may be electrically conducting on one side of a junction and semiconducting on the other side. An example of a semiconductor-metal junction is a Schottky barrier. Alternatively, the nanotube may exhibit different semiconductor properties on either side of the junction. Nanotubes containing heterojunctions, Schottky barriers, and metal-metal junctions are useful for microcircuitry.

Crespi, Vincent Henry (Darien, IL); Cohen, Marvin Lou (Berkeley, CA); Louie, Steven Gwon Sheng (Berkeley, CA); Zettl, Alexander Karlwalter (Kensington, CA)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SiC Nanotubes  

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In most cases, the silicon carbide nanotubes have been fabricated with assistance of some templates. Unlike carbon nanotubes, the silicon carbide nanotubes contain two types of elements, silicon,...

Jiyang Fan; Paul K. Chu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Nanotubes.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? Carbon nanotubes have extraordinary mechanical, electrical, thermal andoptical properties. They are harder than diamond yet exible, have betterelectrical conductor than copper, but can also… (more)

Fredriksson, Tore

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of Molten Core Materials  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to document a literature and data search for data and information pertaining to the stability of nuclear reactor molten core materials. This includes data and analysis from TMI-2 fuel and INL’s LOFT (Loss of Fluid Test) reactor project and other sources.

Layne Pincock; Wendell Hintze

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heteroporphyrin nanotubes and composites  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Heteroporphyrin nanotubes, metal nanostructures, and metal/porphyrin-nanotube composite nanostructures formed using the nanotubes as photocatalysts and structural templates, and the methods for forming the nanotubes and composites.

Shelnutt, John A. (Tijeras, NM); Medforth, Craig J. (Winters, CA); Wang, Zhongchun (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

metallic nanotubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carbon2 Carbon Nanotubes Physical and ElectronicStructure of Carbon Nanotubes . . . . . . . . . .

Graham, Matthew Werden

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2 Carbon Nanotubes Physical andElectronic Structure of Carbon Nanotubes . . . . . . . . . .Photophysics in Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes . . . . .

Graham, Matthew Werden

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: molten salt test loop  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Partnership, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar, Solar Newsletter, SunShot, Systems Engineering AREVA and Sandia began operations of their molten salt...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Molten Nitrate Salt Initial Flow...  

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David Gill, ddgill@sandia.gov, (505)-844-1524. Tagged with: Concentrating Solar Power * CSP * Molten Salt * molten salt test loop * National Solar Thermal Test Facility * NSTTF *...

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Sandia National Laboratories: molten salt energy storage demonstration  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

molten salt energy storage demonstration Sandia-AREVA Commission Solar ThermalMolten Salt Energy-Storage Demonstration On May 21, 2014, in Capabilities, Concentrating Solar Power,...

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Development of Molten-Salt Heat Trasfer Fluid Technology for...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Development of Molten-Salt Heat Trasfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants Development of Molten-Salt Heat Trasfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar...

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Project Profile: Novel Molten Salts Thermal Energy Storage for...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Novel Molten Salts Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power Generation Project Profile: Novel Molten Salts Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power...

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Nano Res (2010) 3: 170173170 Synthesis and Characterization of WS2 Inorganic Nanotubes with  

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Nano Res (2010) 3: 170­173170 Synthesis and Characterization of WS2 Inorganic Nanotubes]. Folding and bonding of edge atoms on the periphery of the quasi two-dimensional planar nano- structure this nanotubular structure is suitable for capillary filling using molten metal halides. Nano Res (2010) 3: 170

Davis, Ben G.

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Covalently Linked DNA Nanotubes  

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SEM analyses of the nanotubes generated according to Scheme 2 further support the suggested folding of the 2D cross-linked DNA array into the nanotube structure. ... Here, we report a modular approach to DNA nanotube synthesis that provides access to geometrically well-defined triangular and square-shaped DNA nanotubes. ... and assembly of carbon nanotubes, and in nanotube-based DNA sensing and sepns. ...

Ofer I. Wilner; Anja Henning; Bella Shlyahovsky; Itamar Willner

2010-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten Salt Batteries and Fuel Cells  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter describes recent work on batteries and fuel cells using molten salt electrolytes. This entails a comparison with other batteries and fuel cells utilizing aqueous and organic electrolytes; for...(1,2)

D. A. J. Swinkels

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modifying Nanotubes Chemistry and Electronics of Carbon Nanotubes  

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Modifying Nanotubes Chemistry and Electronics of Carbon Nanotubes Go Together Ernesto Joselevich* Keywords: chemical reactivity · electronic structure · molecular electronics · nanotechnology · nanotubes yield mixtures of metallic and semi- conducting nanotubes, extensive re- search has been devoted

Joselevich, Ernesto

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Lithium Insertion into Anatase Nanotubes  

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Lithium Insertion into Anatase Nanotubes ... Improving the Performance of Titania Nanotube Battery Materials by Surface Modification with Lithium Phosphate ...

V. Gentili; S. Brutti; L.J. Hardwick; A.R. Armstrong; S. Panero; P.G. Bruce

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for atomization and spraying of molten metals  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and device for dispersing molten metal into fine particulate spray, the method comprises applying an electric current through the molten metal and simultaneously applying a magnetic field to the molten metal in a plane perpendicular to the electric current, whereby the molten metal is caused to form into droplets at an angle perpendicular to both the electric current and the magnetic field. The device comprises a structure for providing a molten metal, appropriately arranged electrodes for applying an electric current through the molten metal, and a magnet for providing a magnetic field in a plane perpendicular to the electric current. 11 figs.

Hobson, D.O.; Alexeff, I.; Sikka, V.K.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A method of measuring a molten metal liquid pool volume  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of measuring a molten metal liquid pool volume and in particular molten titanium liquid pools, including the steps of (a) generating an ultrasonic wave at the surface of the molten metal liquid pool, (b) shining a light on the surface of a molten metal liquid pool, (c) detecting a change in the frequency of light, (d) detecting an ultrasonic wave echo at the surface of the molten metal liquid pool, and (e) computing the volume of the molten metal liquid. 3 figs.

Garcia, G.V.; Carlson, N.M., Donaldson, A.D.

1990-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Studies in High-Temperature Molten Salt Systems for...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Corrosion Studies in High-Temperature Molten Salt Systems for CSP Applications - FY13 Q1 Corrosion Studies in High-Temperature Molten Salt Systems for CSP Applications - FY13 Q1...

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Experimental studies of actinides in molten salts  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This review stresses techniques used in studies of molten salts containing multigram amounts of actinides exhibiting intense alpha activity but little or no penetrating gamma radiation. The preponderance of studies have used halides because oxygen-containing actinide compounds (other than oxides) are generally unstable at high temperatures. Topics discussed here include special enclosures, materials problems, preparation and purification of actinide elements and compounds, and measurements of various properties of the molten volts. Property measurements discussed are phase relationships, vapor pressure, density, viscosity, absorption spectra, electromotive force, and conductance. 188 refs., 17 figs., 6 tabs.

Reavis, J.G.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUEL CELLS – MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELLS | Overview  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) emerged during the twentieth century as one of the key fuel cell types. It uses an electrolyte of alkali metal carbonates, operates typically at 650 °C, and is best suited to hydrocarbon fuels such as natural gas, coal gas, or biogas. The high operating temperature enables such fuels to be fed directly to the MCFC stacks, leading to conversion efficiencies greater than 50%. Molten carbonate fuel cell systems are ideally suited to applications that need continuous base load power. The first commercial systems, at the 300 kW scale, are therefore being used in applications such as hospitals and hotels.

A.L. Dicks

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft-Matter Nanotubes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter provides an overview over the extended area of surfactant nanotubes research, covering theoretical as well as experimental ... is dedicated to the dynamic properties of lipid nanotubes, their role in...

Tatsiana Lobovkina; Aldo Jesorka; Björn Önfelt; Jan Lagerwall…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon nanotube nanoelectrode arrays  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to microelectode arrays (MEAs), and more particularly to carbon nanotube nanoelectrode arrays (CNT-NEAs) for chemical and biological sensing, and methods of use. A nanoelectrode array includes a carbon nanotube material comprising an array of substantially linear carbon nanotubes each having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the carbon nanotubes are attached to a catalyst substrate material so as to form the array with a pre-determined site density, wherein the carbon nanotubes are aligned with respect to one another within the array; an electrically insulating layer on the surface of the carbon nanotube material, whereby the distal end of the carbon nanotubes extend beyond the electrically insulating layer; a second adhesive electrically insulating layer on the surface of the electrically insulating layer, whereby the distal end of the carbon nanotubes extend beyond the second adhesive electrically insulating layer; and a metal wire attached to the catalyst substrate material.

Ren, Zhifeng (Newton, MA); Lin, Yuehe (Richland, WA); Yantasee, Wassana (Richland, WA); Liu, Guodong (Fargo, ND); Lu, Fang (Burlingame, CA); Tu, Yi (Camarillo, CA)

2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Paraconductivity in carbon nanotubes  

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We report the calculation of paraconductivity in carbon nanotubes above the superconducting transition temperature. The complex behavior of paraconductivity depending upon the tube radius, temperature, and magnetic field strength is analyzed. The results are qualitatively compared with recent experimental observations in carbon nanotubes of an inherent transition to the superconducting state and pronounced thermodynamic fluctuations above Tc. The application of our results to single-wall and multiwall carbon nanotubes as well as ropes of nanotubes is discussed.

D. V. Livanov and A. A. Varlamov

2002-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanomechanics of carbon nanotubes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...nanotechnology II Nanomechanics of carbon nanotubes Andras Kis 1 * Alex Zettl 2 3 * * Authors...important potential applications of carbon nanotubes are related to their mechanical properties...characterization of the mechanical properties of nanotubes includes a rich variety of experiments...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerators for Subcritical Molten-Salt Reactors  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Accelerator parameters for subcritical reactors have usually been based on using solid nuclear fuel much like that used in all operating critical reactors as well as the thorium burning accelerator-driven energy amplifier proposed by Rubbia et al. An attractive alternative reactor design that used molten salt fuel was experimentally studied at ORNL in the 1960s, where a critical molten salt reactor was successfully operated using enriched U235 or U233 tetrafluoride fuels. These experiments give confidence that an accelerator-driven subcritical molten salt reactor will work better than conventional reactors, having better efficiency due to their higher operating temperature, having the inherent safety of subcritical operation, and having constant purging of volatile radioactive elements to eliminate their accumulation and potential accidental release in dangerous amounts. Moreover, the requirements to drive a molten salt reactor can be considerably relaxed compared to a solid fuel reactor, especially regarding accelerator reliability and spallation neutron targetry, to the point that much of the required technology exists today. It is proposed that Project-X be developed into a prototype commercial machine to produce energy for the world by, for example, burning thorium in India and nuclear waste from conventional reactors in the USA.

Johnson, Roland (Muons, Inc.) [Muons, Inc.

2011-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Viscosity and the Structure of Molten Silicates  

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7 December 1954 research-article Viscosity and the Structure of Molten Silicates...devised which enables measurements of the viscosity of liquids to be made at maximum temperatures...instrument has been applied to measure the viscosity of the system CaO-SiO over the composition...

1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten Salt Oxidation of mixed wastes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Molten Salt Oxidation (MSO) can be characterized as a simple noncombustion process; the basic concept is to introduce air and wastes into a bed of molten salt, oxidize the organic wastes in the molten salt, use the heat of oxidation to keep the salt molten and remove the salt for disposal or processing and recycling. The process has been developed through bench-scale and pilot-scale testing, with successful destruction demonstration of a wide variety of hazardous and mixed (radioactive and hazardous) wastes including chemical warfare agents, combustible solids, halogenated solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls, plutonium-contaminated solids, uranium-contaminated solvents and fission product-contaminated oil. The MSO destruction efficiency of the hazardous organic constituents in the wastes exceeds 99.9999%. Radioactive species, such as actinides and rare earth fission products, are retained in the salt bath. These elements can be recovered from the spent salt using conventional chemical processes, such as ion exchange, to render the salt as nonradioactive and nonhazardous. This paper reviews the principles and capabilities of MSO, previous mixed waste studies, and a new US Department of Energy program to demonstrate the process for the treatment of mixed wastes.

Gay, R.L.; Navratil, J.D.; Newman, C. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant Raman spectroscopy of nanotubes  

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...Raman spectroscopy in carbons: from nanotubes to diamond compiled by Andrea C. Ferrari...Robertson Resonant Raman spectroscopy of nanotubes Christian Thomsen 1 Stephanie Reich 2...The experimental situation in carbon nanotubes is reviewed in view of these criteria...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

P. Avouris, in Carbon Nanotubes M. S. Dresselhaus, P.Physics of Carbon Nanotubes S. V. Rotkin, S. Subramoney,Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Philip G. Collins 1 and

Collins, Philip G

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

P. Avouris, in Carbon Nanotubes M. S. Dresselhaus, P.in Applied Physics of Carbon Nanotubes S. V. Rotkin, S.Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Philip G. Collins

Collins, Philip G

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten Glass for Thermal Storage: Advanced Molten Glass for Heat Transfer and Thermal Energy Storage  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

HEATS Project: Halotechnics is developing a high-temperature thermal energy storage system using a new thermal-storage and heat-transfer material: earth-abundant and low-melting-point molten glass. Heat storage materials are critical to the energy storage process. In solar thermal storage systems, heat can be stored in these materials during the day and released at night—when the sun is not out—to drive a turbine and produce electricity. In nuclear storage systems, heat can be stored in these materials at night and released to produce electricity during daytime peak-demand hours. Halotechnics new thermal storage material targets a price that is potentially cheaper than the molten salt used in most commercial solar thermal storage systems today. It is also extremely stable at temperatures up to 1200°C—hundreds of degrees hotter than the highest temperature molten salt can handle. Being able to function at high temperatures will significantly increase the efficiency of turning heat into electricity. Halotechnics is developing a scalable system to pump, heat, store, and discharge the molten glass. The company is leveraging technology used in the modern glass industry, which has decades of experience handling molten glass.

None

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten metal holder furnace and casting system incorporating the molten metal holder furnace  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A bottom heated holder furnace (12) for containing a supply of molten metal includes a storage vessel (30) having sidewalls (32) and a bottom wall (34) defining a molten metal receiving chamber (36). A furnace insulating layer (42) lines the molten metal receiving chamber (36). A thermally conductive heat exchanger block (54) is located at the bottom of the molten metal receiving chamber (36) for heating the supply of molten metal. The heat exchanger block (54) includes a bottom face (65), side faces (66), and a top face (67). The heat exchanger block (54) includes a plurality of electrical heaters (70) extending therein and projecting outward from at least one of the faces of the heat exchanger block (54), and further extending through the furnace insulating layer (42) and one of the sidewalls (32) of the storage vessel (30) for connection to a source of electrical power. A sealing layer (50) covers the bottom face (65) and side faces (66) of the heat exchanger block (54) such that the heat exchanger block (54) is substantially separated from contact with the furnace insulating layer (42).

Kinosz, Michael J. (Apollo, PA); Meyer, Thomas N. (Murrysville, PA)

2003-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten Salt Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF)  

Energy Innovation Portal (Marketing Summaries) [EERE]

Sandia has developed a heat transfer fluid (HTF) for use at elevated temperatures that has a lower freezing point than any molten salt mixture available commercially. This allows the HTF to be used in applications in which the expensive parasitic energy costs necessary for freeze protection can be significantly reduced. The higher operating temperature limit significantly increases power cycle efficiency and overall power plan sun-to-net electric efficiency....

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon nanotubes for organic electronics.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis investigated the use of carbon nanotubes as active components in solution processible organic semiconductor devices. We investigated the use of functionalized carbon nanotubes… (more)

Goh, Roland Ghim Siong

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction of uranium dioxide with molten zircaloy  

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Laboratory experiments in which gram quantities of molten Zircaloy were held in contact with UO/sub 2/ for known times (20-600 s) and temperatures (1900-2200/sup 0/C) were conducted. Following each experiment, polished sections of the specimen were examined by optical microscopy, electron microprobe, scanning Auger microscopy, and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. Three closely-related experiments were conducted. In the first, the molten metal was contained in a UO/sub 2/ crucible. The dissolution rate in this system was found to be dominated by natural convection in the melt driven by density gradients established by the dissolving uranium. The mechanism of the interaction also was observed to involve penetration and detachment of the grains of the oxide by the molten metal. Similar tests with single-crystal UO/sub 2/ specimens showed similar dissolution behavior. Less severe attack occurred because of the absence of grain boundaries, although subgrain boundaries or dislocations provided high-diffusivity pathways for preferential oxygen removal. In the third type of test, a disk of UO/sub 2/ was placed at the bottom of a ThO/sub 2/ crucible. This arrangement prevented establishment of unstable density gradients in the liquid phase, resulting in a purely diffusion-controlled interaction.

Kim, K.T.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten Air -- A new, highest energy class of rechargeable batteries  

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This study introduces the principles of a new class of batteries, rechargeable molten air batteries, and several battery chemistry examples are demonstrated. The new battery class uses a molten electrolyte, are quasi reversible, and have amongst the highest intrinsic battery electric energy storage capacities. Three examples of the new batteries are demonstrated. These are the iron, carbon and VB2 molten air batteries with respective intrinsic volumetric energy capacities of 10,000, 19,000 and 27,000 Wh per liter.

Licht, Stuart

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Delivery system for molten salt oxidation of solid waste  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is a delivery system for safety injecting solid waste particles, including mixed wastes, into a molten salt bath for destruction by the process of molten salt oxidation. The delivery system includes a feeder system and an injector that allow the solid waste stream to be accurately metered, evenly dispersed in the oxidant gas, and maintained at a temperature below incineration temperature while entering the molten salt reactor.

Brummond, William A. (Livermore, CA); Squire, Dwight V. (Livermore, CA); Robinson, Jeffrey A. (Manteca, CA); House, Palmer A. (Walnut Creek, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

54

Fundamental Corrosion Studies in High-Temperature Molten Salt...  

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Studies in High-Temperature Molten Salt Systems for CSP Applications Savannah River National Laboratory April 15, 2013 | Garcia-Diaz * The overall project approach will combine...

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Corrosion Studies in High-Temperature Molten Salt Systems for...  

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Studies in High-Temperature Molten Salt Systems for CSP Applications Savannah River National Laboratory Garcia-Diaz A 1152013:Garcia-Diaz * The overall project approach will...

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Project Profile: Modular and Scalable Baseload Molten Salt Plant...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

salt receiver A distributed molten salt transport system Hybridization with natural gas or biofuels. Publications, Patents, and Awards J. E. Pacheco, C. Moursund, D. Rogers;...

57

Fundamental Corrosion Studies in High-Temperature Molten Salt...  

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Molten Salt Systems for CSP Applications - FY13 Q1 Advanced Ceramic Materials and Packaging Technologies for Realizing Sensors for Concentrating Solar Power Systems...

58

Molten salt bath circulation design for an electrolytic cell  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrolytic cell for reduction of a metal oxide to a metal and oxygen has an inert anode and an upwardly angled roof covering the inert mode. The angled roof diverts oxygen bubbles into an upcomer channel, thereby agitating a molten salt bath in the upcomer channel and improving dissolution of a metal oxide in the molten salt bath. The molten salt bath has a lower velocity adjacent the inert anode in order to minimize corrosion by substances in the bath. A particularly preferred cell produces aluminum by electrolysis of alumina in a molten salt bath containing aluminum fluoride and sodium fluoride. 4 figs.

Dawless, R.K.; LaCamera, A.F.; Troup, R.L.; Ray, S.P.; Hosler, R.B.

1999-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Molten Salt Reactor (HMSR): Method and System to fully...  

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Hybrid Molten Salt Reactor (HMSR): Method and System to fully fission actinides for electric power production without fuel enrichment, fabrication, or reprocessing A method for...

60

Carbon nanotubes : synthesis, characterization, and applications  

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Surface-Attached Carbon Nanotubes. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. ,Structure of Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Physical ChemistryP.G. and P. Avouris, Nanotubes for Electronics. Scientific

Deck, Christian Peter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Electrochemical implications of defects in carbon nanotubes  

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in Hollow Carbon Nanotubes . . . . . . 4.3.2.1 IncreasingThe electrochemistry of carbon nanotubes. Journal of Thethe sidewalls of carbon nanotubes. Journal of the American

Hoefer, Mark

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Thermal Management Using Carbon Nanotubes - Energy Innovation...  

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Thermal Management Using Carbon Nanotubes Oak Ridge National Laboratory Contact ORNL About This Technology Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes...

63

A cell nanoinjector based on carbon nanotubes  

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based on carbon nanotubes Xing Chen *|| , Andras Kis †|| ,that uses carbon nanotubes to deliver cargo into cells. Astrength (2, 3), carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are ideal nanoscale

Chen, Xing; Kis, Andras; Zettl, Alex; Bertozzi, Carolyn R.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Electron transport through single carbon nanotubes  

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through single carbon nanotubes G. Chai Apollo Technologies,aligned multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT). Embedding of CNTsuse of fiber coated carbon nanotubes makes the handling of

Chai, G

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes  

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Exciton binding energies in carbon nanotubes from two-photonExciton binding energies in carbon nanotubes from two-photonoptical transition energies of carbon nanotubes: the role of

Graham, Matthew Werden

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Carbon nanotubes : synthesis, characterization, and applications  

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of carbon nanotubes by transmission electron energy-lossEnergy Gaps in "Metallic" Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.nanotubes, absorbance increases with increasing light energy

Deck, Christian Peter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanotubes for Energy Conversion  

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Nanowires and Nanotubes for Energy Conversion By MelissaNanowires and Nanotubes for Energy Conversion by MelissaNanowires and Nanotubes for Energy Conversion by Melissa

Fardy, Melissa Anne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Carbon Nanotubes: Bearing Stress Like Never Before  

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Hart, A.J. (2013). Carbon Nanotubes: Present and Futureproduction of carbon nanotubes, and can be used to producesynthesized properly, and carbon nanotubes are no exception.

Limaye, Aditya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Electrochemical implications of defects in carbon nanotubes  

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parameters. Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures,in Hollow Carbon Nanotubes . . . . . . 4.3.2.1 Increasingmigration in graphite and carbon nanotubes. Chemical Physics

Hoefer, Mark

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Nanoelectromechanical Systems  

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Carbon Nanotubes on the2.4 Static Deformation of Carbon Nanotubes . . . . . .3.2 Field Emission from Carbon Nanotubes: Electrostatics

Aleman, Benjamin Jose

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Defects and Disorder in Carbon Nanotubes  

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Perebeinos, V. (2008) Carbon Nanotubes 111 423. Bachilo, S.M. & Mceuen, P. L. (2008) Carbon Nanotubes 111 Biro, L. P. ,sectional structure of carbon nanotubes. Fullerenes '96.

Collins, Philip G

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Electron transport through single carbon nanotubes  

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transport through single carbon nanotubes G. Chai Apolloaligned multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT). Embedding of CNTsuse of fiber coated carbon nanotubes makes the handling of

Chai, G

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Composites of Carbon Nanotubes.  

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??The purpose of this research was to study various methods of incorporation of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) with polymers for producing electrically conductive polystyrene composites.… (more)

Tchoul, Maxim N.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Reinforced Carbon Nanotubes.  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates generally to reinforced carbon nanotubes, and more particularly to reinforced carbon nanotubes having a plurality of microparticulate carbide or oxide materials formed substantially on the surface of such reinforced carbon nanotubes composite materials. In particular, the present invention provides reinforced carbon nanotubes (CNTs) having a plurality of boron carbide nanolumps formed substantially on a surface of the reinforced CNTs that provide a reinforcing effect on CNTs, enabling their use as effective reinforcing fillers for matrix materials to give high-strength composites. The present invention also provides methods for producing such carbide reinforced CNTs.

Ren, Zhifen (Newton, MA); Wen, Jian Guo (Newton, MA); Lao, Jing Y. (Chestnut Hill, MA); Li, Wenzhi (Brookline, MA)

2005-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

75

Molten nitrate salt technology development status report  

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Recognizing thermal energy storage as potentially critical to the successful commercialization of solar thermal power systems, the Department of Energy (DOE) has established a comprehensive and aggressive thermal energy storage technology development program. Of the fluids proposed for heat transfer and energy storage molten nitrate salts offer significant economic advantages. The nitrate salt of most interest is a binary mixture of NaNO/sub 3/ and KNO/sub 3/. Although nitrate/nitrite mixtures have been used for decades as heat transfer and heat treatment fluids the use has been at temperatures of about 450/sup 0/C and lower. In solar thermal power systems the salts will experience a temperature range of 350 to 600/sup 0/C. Because central receiver applications place more rigorous demands and higher temperatures on nitrate salts a comprehensive experimental program has been developed to examine what effects, if any, the new demands and temperatures have on the salts. The experiments include corrosion testing, environmental cracking of containment materials, and determinations of physical properties and decomposition mechanisms. This report details the work done at Sandia National Laboratories in each area listed. In addition, summaries of the experimental programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of New York, EIC Laboratories, Inc., and the Norwegian Institute of Technology on molten nitrate salts are given. Also discussed is how the experimental programs will influence the near-term central receiver programs such as utility repowering/industrial retrofit and cogeneration. The report is designed to provide easy access to the latest information and data on molten NaNO/sub 3//KNO/sub 3/ for the designers and engineers of future central receiver projects.

Carling, R.W.; Kramer, C.M.; Bradshaw, R.W.; Nissen, D.A.; Goods, S.H.; Mar, R.W.; Munford, J.W.; Karnowsky, M.M.; Biefeld, R.N.; Norem, N.J.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Molten salts and nuclear energy production Christian Le Bruna*  

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Molten salts and nuclear energy production Christian Le Bruna* a Laboratoire de Physique or chlorides) have been taken in consideration very soon in nuclear energy production researches with solid fuels, liquid fuel in molten salt reactor, solvents for spent nuclear solid fuel in the case

Boyer, Edmond

77

Fluidic nanotubes and devices  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Fluidic nanotube devices are described in which a hydrophilic, non-carbon nanotube, has its ends fluidly coupled to reservoirs. Source and drain contacts are connected to opposing ends of the nanotube, or within each reservoir near the opening of the nanotube. The passage of molecular species can be sensed by measuring current flow (source-drain, ionic, or combination). The tube interior can be functionalized by joining binding molecules so that different molecular species can be sensed by detecting current changes. The nanotube may be a semiconductor, wherein a tubular transistor is formed. A gate electrode can be attached between source and drain to control current flow and ionic flow. By way of example an electrophoretic array embodiment is described, integrating MEMs switches. A variety of applications are described, such as: nanopores, nanocapillary devices, nanoelectrophoretic, DNA sequence detectors, immunosensors, thermoelectric devices, photonic devices, nanoscale fluidic bioseparators, imaging devices, and so forth.

Yang, Peidong (El Cerrito, CA); He, Rongrui (El Cerrito, CA); Goldberger, Joshua (Berkeley, CA); Fan, Rong (El Cerrito, CA); Wu, Yiying (Albany, CA); Li, Deyu (Albany, CA); Majumdar, Arun (Orinda, CA)

2010-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

78

Families of carbon nanotubes: Graphyne-based nanotubes  

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New families of carbon single-walled nanotubes are proposed and their electronic structures are investigated. These nanotubes, called graphynes, result from the elongation of covalent interconnections of graphite-based nanotubes by the introduction of yne groups. Analogously to ordinary nanotubes, armchair, zigzag, and chiral graphyne nanotubes are possible. We here predict the electronic properties of these unusual nanotubes using tight-binding and ab initio density functional methods. Of the three graphyne nanotube families analyzed here, two provide metallic behavior for armchair tubes and either metallic or semiconducting behavior for zigzag nanotubes. A diameter- and chirality-independent band gap is predicted for the other investigated graphyne family, as well as an oscillatory dependence of the effective mass on nanotube diameter.

V. R. Coluci; S. F. Braga; S. B. Legoas; D. S. Galvăo; R. H. Baughman

2003-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

79

Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) arescale synthesis of carbon nanotubes." Nature, Vol.358, 220-Ropes of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes." Science, Vol.273(5274),

Gao, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Optically Functional Nanomaterials: Optothermally Responsive Composites and Carbon Nanotube Photovoltaics  

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and Carbon Nanotube Photovoltaics by David Christopher OkawaPart II: Carbon Nanotube Photovoltaics Chapter 6:Carbon Nanotube – Polymer Photovoltaics 6.1 Polymer-Nanotube

Okawa, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Optical dichroism in nanotubes  

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Utilizing the line-group symmetry of single-wall nanotubes, we have assigned their electron-energy bands by symmetry-based quantum numbers. The selection rules for optical absorption are presented in terms of these quantum numbers. Different interband transitions become allowed as the polarization of incident light is varied, and we predict a substantial optical dichroism. We suggest how to observe this effect in experiments on a single nanotube, and how it can be used to control quantum transport in nanotubes to obtain information about the structure.

I. Božovi?; N. Božovi?; M. Damnjanovi?

2000-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

82

Tunable multiwalled nanotube resonator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A tunable nanoscale resonator has potential applications in precise mass, force, position, and frequency measurement. One embodiment of this device consists of a specially prepared multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) suspended between a metal electrode and a mobile, piezoelectrically controlled contact. By harnessing a unique telescoping ability of MWNTs, one may controllably slide an inner nanotube core from its outer nanotube casing, effectively changing its length and thereby changing the tuning of its resonance frequency. Resonant energy transfer may be used with a nanoresonator to detect molecules at a specific target oscillation frequency, without the use of a chemical label, to provide label-free chemical species detection.

Jensen, Kenneth J; Girit, Caglar O; Mickelson, William E; Zettl, Alexander K; Grossman, Jeffrey C

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

83

Nanotube resonator devices  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fully-functional radio receiver fabricated from a single nanotube is being disclosed. Simultaneously, a single nanotube can perform the functions of all major components of a radio: antenna, tunable band-pass filter, amplifier, and demodulator. A DC voltage source, as supplied by a battery, can power the radio. Using carrier waves in the commercially relevant 40-400 MHz range and both frequency and amplitude modulation techniques, successful music and voice reception has been demonstrated. Also disclosed are a radio transmitter and a mass sensor using a nanotube resonator device.

Jensen, Kenneth J; Zettl, Alexander K; Weldon, Jeffrey A

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

84

Electrolyte paste for molten carbonate fuel cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The electrolyte matrix and electrolyte reservoir plates in a molten carbonate fuel cell power plant stack are filled with electrolyte by applying a paste of dry electrolyte powder entrained in a dissipatable carrier to the reactant flow channels in the current collector plate. The stack plates are preformed and solidified to final operating condition so that they are self sustaining and can be disposed one atop the other to form the power plant stack. Packing the reactant flow channels with the electrolyte paste allows the use of thinner electrode plates, particularly on the anode side of the cells. The use of the packed electrolyte paste provides sufficient electrolyte to fill the matrix and to entrain excess electrolyte in the electrode plates, which also serve as excess electrolyte reservoirs. When the stack is heated up to operating temperatures, the electrolyte in the paste melts, the carrier vaporizes, or chemically decomposes, and the melted electrolyte is absorbed into the matrix and electrode plates.

Bregoli, Lawrance J. (Southwick, MA); Pearson, Mark L. (New London, CT)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Brillouin scattering study of molten zinc chloride  

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Polarized and depolarized Brillouin scattering experiments on molten ZnCl2 were performed between 300 and 600 °C in different geometries. VV spectra measured in backscattering and small angle scattering were analyzed with conventional viscoelastic theory using either a Debye or a Cole-Davidson model for the memory function. We also analyzed in the same way the temperature dependence of the transverse Brillouin lines detected in a 90° VH geometry. We show that the Cole-Davidson memory function yields a consistent interpretation of all the spectra. The resulting shear and longitudinal relaxation times are equal within their error bars, and are about 2.5 times smaller than the ? relaxation time previously determined. The static shear viscosity values deduced from the analysis of the propagating transverse waves agree, at all temperatures, with the measured viscosity values.

C. Dreyfus; M. J. Lebon; F. Vivicorsi; A. Aouadi; R. M. Pick; H. Z. Cummins

2001-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

86

Fast Spectrum Molten Salt Reactor Options  

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During 2010, fast-spectrum molten-salt reactors (FS-MSRs) were selected as a transformational reactor concept for light-water reactor (LWR)-derived heavy actinide disposition by the Department of Energy-Nuclear Energy Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) program and were the subject of a preliminary scoping investigation. Much of the reactor description information presented in this report derives from the preliminary studies performed for the ARC project. This report, however, has a somewhat broader scope-providing a conceptual overview of the characteristics and design options for FS-MSRs. It does not present in-depth evaluation of any FS-MSR particular characteristic, but instead provides an overview of all of the major reactor system technologies and characteristics, including the technology developments since the end of major molten salt reactor (MSR) development efforts in the 1970s. This report first presents a historical overview of the FS-MSR technology and describes the innovative characteristics of an FS-MSR. Next, it provides an overview of possible reactor configurations. The following design features/options and performance considerations are described including: (1) reactor salt options-both chloride and fluoride salts; (2) the impact of changing the carrier salt and actinide concentration on conversion ratio; (3) the conversion ratio; (4) an overview of the fuel salt chemical processing; (5) potential power cycles and hydrogen production options; and (6) overview of the performance characteristics of FS-MSRs, including general comparative metrics with LWRs. The conceptual-level evaluation includes resource sustainability, proliferation resistance, economics, and safety. The report concludes with a description of the work necessary to begin more detailed evaluation of FS-MSRs as a realistic reactor and fuel cycle option.

Gehin, Jess C [ORNL; Holcomb, David Eugene [ORNL; Flanagan, George F [ORNL; Patton, Bruce W [ORNL; Howard, Rob L [ORNL; Harrison, Thomas J [ORNL

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Method for the regeneration of spent molten zinc chloride  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In a process for regenerating spent molten zinc chloride which has been used in the hydrocracking of coal or ash-containing polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbonaceous materials derived therefrom and which contains zinc chloride, zinc oxide, zinc oxide complexes and ash-containing carbonaceous residue, by incinerating the spent molten zinc chloride to vaporize the zinc chloride for subsequent condensation to produce a purified molten zinc chloride: an improvement comprising the use of clay in the incineration zone to suppress the vaporization of metals other than zinc. Optionally water is used in conjunction with the clay to further suppress the vaporization of metals other than zinc.

Zielke, Clyde W. (McMurray, PA); Rosenhoover, William A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Molten salts in nuclear science and technology: a scientometric perspective  

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This paper attempts to highlight quantitatively and qualitatively the growth and development of world literature on molten salts in terms of publication output as per INIS database (1972-2011). The objective of the study was to perform a scientometric analysis of all research publications on molten salts in the world. The parameters studied include year-wise growth of publications, country-wise distribution of publications, activity index of top countries, highly productive institutes, language-wise distribution of publications, distribution of publications as per document type, highly preferred journals and identification of highly cited publications on molten salts.

Ganesh Surwase; Lalit Mohan; B. S. Kademani; K. Bhanumurthy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT IN NANOTUBES AND THROUGH JUNCTIONS OF NANOTUBES  

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This chapter briefly reviews the electronic properties of single-wall carbon nanotubes as described by the ?-electron tight- ... to the study of quantum transport in carbon nanotubes. The electronic properties an...

PH. LAMBIN; F. TRIOZON; V. MEUNIER

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Boron nitride nanotubes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Boron nitride nanotubes are prepared by a process which includes: (a) creating a source of boron vapor; (b) mixing the boron vapor with nitrogen gas so that a mixture of boron vapor and nitrogen gas is present at a nucleation site, which is a surface, the nitrogen gas being provided at a pressure elevated above atmospheric, e.g., from greater than about 2 atmospheres up to about 250 atmospheres; and (c) harvesting boron nitride nanotubes, which are formed at the nucleation site.

Smith, Michael W. (Newport News, VA); Jordan, Kevin (Newport News, VA); Park, Cheol (Yorktown, VA)

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

91

Chlorination of carbon nanotubes  

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We report ab initio density functional theory calculations for chlorinated single-wall carbon nanotubes and investigate the atomic structure, energetics, and electronic structure of the chlorinated nanotubes, as well as the energetics of the desorption reaction. We find that the Cl atoms should be adsorbed in pairs and thus focus on doubly chlorinated nanotubes. Using the terminology of arene substitution patterns, ortho and para configurations are the most stable. The physisorption is preferable to the chemisorption in large-diameter nanotubes. The impurity states appear near the Fermi level EF in the electronic structure and may alter the electronic properties considerably. The bonding character for adsorption outside the nanotube is mainly covalent, but inside it consists of physical bonding. The adsorption of several Cl atoms inside a carbon nanotube leads to the formation of a charged Cl chain. Our calculated desorption barrier of ?1.4 eV per Cl atom pair indicates that the cleansing by chlorination is a less damaging alternative with removable residue.

Dogan Erbahar and Savas Berber

2012-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

92

Organic modification of carbon nanotubes  

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The organic modification of carbon nanotubes is a novel research field being developed ... and newest progress of organic modification of carbon nanotubes are reviewed from two aspects: organic covalent modificat...

Luqi Liu; Zhixin Guo; Liming Dai; Daoben Zhu

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Irradiation Stability of Carbon Nanotubes  

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Ion irradiation of carbon nanotubes is a tool that can be used to achieve modification of the structure. Irradiation stability of carbon nanotubes was studied by ion and electron bombardment of the samples. Different ion species at various energies...

Aitkaliyeva, Assel

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

94

Separation of actinides from lanthanides utilizing molten salt electrorefining  

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TRUMP-S (TRansUranic Management through Pyropartitioning Separation) is a pyrochemical process being developed to separate actinides form fission products in nuclear waste. A key process step involving molten salt electrorefining to separate actinides from lanthanides has been studied on a laboratory scale. Electrorefining of U, Np, Pu, Am, and lanthanide mixtures from molten cadmium at 450 C to a solid cathode utilizing a molten chloride electrolyte resulted in > 99% removal of actinides from the molten cadmium and salt phases. Removal of the last few percent of actinides is accompanied by lowered cathodic current efficiency and some lanthanide codeposition. Actinide/lanthanide separation ratios on the cathode are ordered U > Np > Pu > Am and are consistent with predictions based on equilibrium potentials.

Grimmett, D.L.; Fusselman, S.P.; Roy, J.J.; Gay, R.L. [Rockwell International, Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.; Krueger, C.L.; Storvick, T.S. [Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States). Research Reactor Facility; Inoue, T.; Hijikata, T. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan). Komae Research Lab.; Takahashi, N. [Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Nuclear Systems Div.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Exploration of molten hydroxide electrochemistry for thermal battery applications  

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The electrochemistry of molten LiOH–NaOH, LiOH–KOH, and NaOH–KOH was investigated using platinum, palladium, nickel, silver, aluminum and other electrodes. The fast kinetics of the Ag+/Ag electrode reaction sugge...

M.H. Miles

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Degassing of molten alloys with the assistance of ultrasonic vibration  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method are disclosed in which ultrasonic vibration is used to assist the degassing of molten metals or metal alloys thereby reducing gas content in the molten metals or alloys. High-intensity ultrasonic vibration is applied to a radiator that creates cavitation bubbles, induces acoustic streaming in the melt, and breaks up purge gas (e.g., argon or nitrogen) which is intentionally introduced in a small amount into the melt in order to collect the cavitation bubbles and to make the cavitation bubbles survive in the melt. The molten metal or alloy in one version of the invention is an aluminum alloy. The ultrasonic vibrations create cavitation bubbles and break up the large purge gas bubbles into small bubbles and disperse the bubbles in the molten metal or alloy more uniformly, resulting in a fast and clean degassing.

Han, Qingyou (Knoxville, TN); Xu, Hanbing (Knoxville, TN); Meek, Thomas T. (Knoxville, TN)

2010-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

97

Project Profile: Long-Shafted Molten Salt Pump | Department of...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

CSP R&D FOA, is validating the manufacturability of a large-scale molten salt receiver panel and then confirming its operation in prototypic solar flux. This work is an...

98

Optical transitions in carbon nanotubes  

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Analytical expressions for the optical matrix elements of semiconducting carbon nanotubes are obtained for different polarizations of the incident light. It is shown that, for the light polarized along the nanotube axis and transitions between the extrema of electronic subbands, the optical matrix element only weakly depends on the nanotube chirality and excitation energy. It is found that, for the light polarized in the plane perpendicular to the nanotube axis, both v2?c1 and v1?c2 transitions are allowed.

S. V. Goupalov

2005-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

99

Elastic Modulus of Polypyrrole Nanotubes  

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The first measurements of the tensile elastic modulus of polypyrrole nanotubes are presented. The nanotubes were mechanically tested in three points bending using atomic force microscopy. The elastic tensile modulus was deduced from force-curve measurements on different nanotubes with outer diameter ranging between 35 and 160 nm. It is shown that the elastic modulus strongly increases when the thickness or outer diameter of polypyrrole nanotubes decreases.

Stéphane Cuenot; Sophie Demoustier-Champagne; Bernard Nysten

2000-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

100

Plastic Deformations of Carbon Nanotubes  

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Although the elastic properties of a carbon nanotube are nearly independent of wrapping indices, we show that the onset of plastic deformation depends very strongly on the wrapping index. An (n,0) nanotube has an elastic limit nearly twice that of an (n,n) tube with the same radius. Such great variation has important consequences for structural applications of carbon nanotubes. In addition, the remnant bond rotations remaining after strain release strongly affect the electronic structure of the distorted nanotube.

Peihong Zhang; Paul E. Lammert; Vincent H. Crespi

1998-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Pressurized tundish for controlling a continuous flow of molten metal  

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A pressurized tundish for controlling a continous flow of molten metal characterized by having a pair of principal compartments, one being essentially unpressurized and receiving molten metal introduced thereto, and the other being adapted for maintaining a controlled gaseous pressure over the surface of the fluid metal therein, whereby, by controlling the pressure within the pressurized chamber, metal exiting from the tundish is made to flow continually and at a controlled rate.

Lewis, Thomas W. (964 Cork Dr., Bethel Park, PA 15102); Hamill, Jr., Paul E. (R.D. #1, Box 173A1, Jeannette, PA 15644); Ozgu, Mustafa R. (790 Yorkshire Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017); Padfield, Ralph C. (1918 Paul Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018); Rego, Donovan N. (1703 W. Brown St., Allentown, PA 18104); Brita, Guido P. (3225 Edna Terrace Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressurized tundish for controlling a continuous flow of molten metal  

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A pressurized tundish for controlling a continuous flow of molten metal is characterized by having a pair of principal compartments, one being essentially unpressurized and receiving molten metal introduced thereto, and the other being adapted for maintaining a controlled gaseous pressure over the surface of the fluid metal therein, whereby, by controlling the pressure within the pressurized chamber, metal exiting from the tundish is made to flow continually and at a controlled rate. 1 fig.

Lewis, T.W.; Hamill, P.E. Jr.; Ozgu, M.R.; Padfield, R.C.; Rego, D.N.; Brita, G.P.

1990-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

103

Controlled growth of carbon nanotubes  

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...Terrones Controlled growth of carbon nanotubes R. Vajtai 1 B. Q. Wei 2 P. M. Ajayan...Rouge, LA 70803-5901, USA Carbon nanotubes have extraordinary mechanical and electronic...state-of-the-art account of tailored nanotube growth. To provide these properties...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Materials science Nanotubes get hard  

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Materials science Nanotubes get hard under pressure Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA doi:10.1073/pnas.0405877101 (2004) When Zhongwu Wang et al. squeezed carbon nanotubes in a diamond anvil cell, they made nanotubes into diamond itself: the carbon material formed under compression at room temperature seems

Downs, Robert T.

105

Carbon Nanotubes for Data Processing  

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Carbon Nanotubes for Data Processing Joerg Appenzeller, T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM Research.2 Electronic Structure of Graphene 4 2.3 Electronic Structure of Carbon Nanotubes 4 2.4 Transport Properties 6 2.5 Contacts 9 3 Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes 10 3.1 Synthetic Methods 10 3.2 Growth Mechanisms 12

Joselevich, Ernesto

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CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS: AN EVALUATION  

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CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS: AN EVALUATION L.C. Castro, D.L. John, and D.L. Pulfrey Department A simple, non-equilibrium model is used to evaluate the likely DC performance of carbon nanotube field and transcon- ductance close to the low-quantum-capacitance limit. Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, field

Pulfrey, David L.

107

Molten metal reactor and method of forming hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide using the molten alkaline metal reactor  

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A molten metal reactor for converting a carbon material and steam into a gas comprising hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide is disclosed. The reactor includes an interior crucible having a portion contained within an exterior crucible. The interior crucible includes an inlet and an outlet; the outlet leads to the exterior crucible and may comprise a diffuser. The exterior crucible may contain a molten alkaline metal compound. Contained between the exterior crucible and the interior crucible is at least one baffle.

Bingham, Dennis N.; Klingler, Kerry M.; Turner, Terry D.; Wilding, Bruce M.

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

108

Carbon nanotubes on a substrate  

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The present invention includes carbon nanotubes whose hollow cores are 100% filled with conductive filler. The carbon nanotubes are in uniform arrays on a conductive substrate and are well-aligned and can be densely packed. The uniformity of the carbon nanotube arrays is indicated by the uniform length and diameter of the carbon nanotubes, both which vary from nanotube to nanotube on a given array by no more than about 5%. The alignment of the carbon nanotubes is indicated by the perpendicular growth of the nanotubes from the substrates which is achieved in part by the simultaneous growth of the conductive filler within the hollow core of the nanotube and the densely packed growth of the nanotubes. The present invention provides a densely packed carbon nanotube growth where each nanotube is in contact with at least one nearest-neighbor nanotube. The substrate is a conductive substrate coated with a growth catalyst, and the conductive filler can be single crystals of carbide formed by a solid state reaction between the substrate material and the growth catalyst. The present invention further provides a method for making the filled carbon nanotubes on the conductive substrates. The method includes the steps of depositing a growth catalyst onto the conductive substrate as a prepared substrate, creating a vacuum within a vessel which contains the prepared substrate, flowing H2/inert (e.g. Ar) gas within the vessel to increase and maintain the pressure within the vessel, increasing the temperature of the prepared substrate, and changing the H2/Ar gas to ethylene gas such that the ethylene gas flows within the vessel. Additionally, varying the density and separation of the catalyst particles on the conductive substrate can be used to control the diameter of the nanotubes.

Gao, Yufei [Kennewick, WA; Liu, Jun [West Richland, WA

2002-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon nanotube composites P. J. F. Harris*  

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Carbon nanotube composites P. J. F. Harris* Carbon nanotubes are molecular-scale tubes of graphitic. There is currently great interest in exploiting these properties by incorporating carbon nanotubes into some form/ceramic and nanotube/metal composites. This review outlines the properties of carbon nanotubes and describes

Harris, Peter J F

110

Size Effects in Carbon Nanotubes  

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The intershell spacing of multi-walled carbon nanotubes was determined by analyzing the high resolution transmission electron microscopy images of these nanotubes. For the nanotubes that were studied, the intershell spacing d^002 is found to range from 0.34 to 0.39 nm, increasing with decreasing tube diameter. A model based on the results from real space image analysis is used to explain the variation in intershell spacings obtained from reciprocal space periodicity analysis. The increase in intershell spacing with decreased nanotube diameter is attributed to the high curvature, resulting in an increased repulsive force, associated with the decreased diameter of the nanotube shells.

C.-H. Kiang; M. Endo; P. M. Ajayan; G. Dresselhaus; M. S. Dresselhaus

1998-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

111

Impurity screening in carbon nanotubes  

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Nanotube geometry determines electronic structure and thus impurity screening. A metallic carbon nanotube could effectively screen a charged impurity, while a semiconducting carbon nanotube could not. The ability to screen a long-range Coulomb field is mainly determined by whether there are free carriers in the subbands nearest the Fermi level. The detailed screening properties are sensitive to the impurity position, and the tubular structure (such as radius and chiral angle). Strong, short-wavelength Friedel oscillations at long distances are found to exist only in metallic armchair nanotubes. They are relatively obvious for a smaller armchair nanotube, and could survive at room temperature.

M. F. Lin and D. S. Chuu

1997-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

112

Supported Molten Metal Catalysis. A New Class of Catalysts  

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We describe a new class of heterogeneous catalysts called supported molten metal catalysis (SMMC), in which molten metal catalysts are dispersed as nanodroplets on the surface of porous supports, allowing much larger active surface area than is possible in conventional contacting techniques for catalytic metals that are molten under reaction conditions, thus greatly enhancing their activity and potential utility. Specific examples of different types of reactions are provided to demonstrate the broad applicability of the technique in designing active, selective, and stable new catalysts. It is shown that dispersing the molten metal on a support in the suggested manner can enhance the rate of a reaction by three to four orders of magnitude as a result of the concomitant increase in the active surface area. New reaction examples include {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} supported molten Te (melting point 450 C) and Ga (MP 30 C) catalysts for bifunctional methylcyclohexane dehydrogenation. These catalysts provide activity similar to conventional Pt-based catalysts for this with better resistance to coking. In addition, results are described for a controlled pore glass supported molten In (MP 157 C) catalyst for the selective catalytic reduction of NO with ethanol in the presence of water, demonstrating activities superior to conventional catalysts for this reaction. A discussion is also provided on the characterization of the active surface area and dispersion of these novel supported catalysts. It is clear based on the results described that the development of new active and selective supported molten metal catalysts for practical applications is entirely plausible.

Ravindra Datta; Ajeet Singh; Manuela Serban; Istvan Halasz

2006-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

113

Magnetoconductance of carbon nanotubes  

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As a result of the interaction between the spin and the magnetic field (B), special step structures are predicted to exist in the ballistic magnetoconductance of carbon nanotubes. The electronic structure of a carbon nanotube drastically changes from a metal (semiconductor) to a semiconductor (metal) during the variation of the magnetic flux. When the spin-B interaction is neglected, the Fermi level only touches the conductance and valence bands of a metallic nanotube. This paramagnetic interaction could make the subbands cross and intersect with the Fermi level within a certain magnetic-flux range; the ballistic magnetoconductance thus exhibits step structures. Such special structures are expected to be observable at low temperature (<1 K) and bias voltage (<0.1 mV). Moreover there exists another effect, the doping effect, which could lead to step structures even without the spin-B interaction.

M. F. Lin and Kenneth W. -K. Shung

1995-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

114

Helical nanotubes of hexagonal boron nitride  

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......Physical: Full-length Papers Helical nanotubes of hexagonal boron nitride Masami Terauchi...Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan Nanotubes of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN...discovered. hexagonal boron nitride,|nanotube,|nanoball,|amorphous boron| C......

Masami Terauchi; Michiyoshi Tanaka; Hirofumi Matsuda; Masatoshi Takeda; Kaoru Kimura

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Microstructure of metal-filled carbon nanotubes  

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......Microstructure of metal-filled carbon nanotubes Shoichi Toh 1 Kenji Kaneko 2 Yasuhiko...are usually required to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and play important roles during...mechanisms. metal filling|MPCVD|carbon|nanotube|palladium|microstructure| Microstructure......

Shoichi Toh; Kenji Kaneko; Yasuhiko Hayashi; Tomoharu Tokunaga; Won-Jin Moon

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

A method for characterizing carbon nanotubes  

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......Letter A method for characterizing carbon nanotubes Toshie Yaguchi 1 Takahiro Sato 1 Takeo...spectroscopy of a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) at elevated temperatures were...spectroscopy|multi&hyphen|walled carbon nanotube|specimen&hyphen|heating holder......

Toshie Yaguchi; Takahiro Sato; Takeo Kamino; Yoshifumi Taniguchi; Kenichi Motomiya; Kazuyuki Tohji; Atsuo Kasuya

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Carbon Nanotubes: Bearing Stress Like Never Before  

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A.J. (2013). Carbon Nanotubes: Present and Future CommercialP.M. (2008). Carbon Nanotubes. A. Jorio, G. Dresselhaus, &V.N. (2004). Carbon Nanotubes: properties and application.

Limaye, Aditya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Defects and Disorder in Carbon Nanotubes  

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Perebeinos, V. (2008) Carbon Nanotubes 111 423. Bachilo, S.P. L. (2008) Carbon Nanotubes 111 Biro, L. P. , Khanh, N.structure of carbon nanotubes. Fullerenes '96. Oxford, UK.

Collins, Philip G

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Carbon nanotubes : synthesis, characterization, and applications  

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fibers, carbon nanotubes, and carbon capsule structures canand multi-walled nanotubes and carbon fiber, and occurs withMulti- walled carbon nanotubes”, Carbon, v.43, pp.2608-2617,

Deck, Christian Peter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

LIFE Materails: Molten-Salt Fuels Volume 8  

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The goals of the Laser Inertial Fusion Fission Energy (LIFE) is to use fusion neutrons to fission materials with no enrichment and minimum processing and have greatly reduced wastes that are not of interest to making weapons. Fusion yields expected to be achieved in NIF a few times per day are called for with a high reliable shot rate of about 15 per second. We have found that the version of LIFE using TRISO fuel discussed in other volumes of this series can be modified by replacing the molten-flibe-cooled TRISO fuel zone with a molten salt in which the same actinides present in the TRISO particles are dissolved in the molten salt. Molten salts have the advantage that they are not subject to radiation damage, and hence overcome the radiation damage effects that may limit the lifetime of solid fuels such as TRISO-containing pebbles. This molten salt is pumped through the LIFE blanket, out to a heat exchanger and back into the blanket. To mitigate corrosion, steel structures in contact with the molten salt would be plated with tungsten or nickel. The salt will be processed during operation to remove certain fission products (volatile and noble and semi-noble fission products), impurities and corrosion products. In this way neutron absorbers (fission products) are removed and neutronics performance of the molten salt is somewhat better than that of the TRISO fuel case owing to the reduced parasitic absorption. In addition, the production of Pu and rare-earth elements (REE) causes these elements to build up in the salt, and leads to a requirement for a process to remove the REE during operation to insure that the solubility of a mixed (Pu,REE)F3 solid solution is not exceeded anywhere in the molten salt system. Removal of the REE will further enhance the neutronics performance. With molten salt fuels, the plant would need to be safeguarded because materials of interest for weapons are produced and could potentially be removed.

Moir, R; Brown, N; Caro, A; Farmer, J; Halsey, W; Kaufman, L; Kramer, K; Latkowski, J; Powers, J; Shaw, H; Turchi, P

2008-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of lithium in molten-salt reduction processes.  

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Metallothermic reductions have been extensively studied in the field of extractive metallurgy. At Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), we have developed a molten-salt based reduction process using lithium. This process was originally developed to reduce actinide oxides present in spent nuclear fuel. Preliminary thermodynamic considerations indicate that this process has the potential to be adapted for the extraction of other metals. The reduction is carried out at 650 C in a molten-salt (LiCl) medium. Lithium oxide (Li{sub 2}O), produced during the reduction of the actinide oxides, dissolves in the molten salt. At the end of the reduction step, the lithium is regenerated from the salt by an electrowinning process. The lithium and the salt from the electrowinning are then reused for reduction of the next batch of oxide fuel. The process cycle has been successfully demonstrated on an engineering scale in a specially designed pyroprocessing facility. This paper discusses the applicability of lithium in molten-salt reduction processes with specific reference to our process. Results are presented from our work on actinide oxides to highlight the role of lithium and its effect on process variables in these molten-salt based reduction processes.

Gourishankar, K. V.

1998-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

122

Growth and structure of -lactalbumin nanotubes  

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Nanotubes are formed after partial hydrolysis of the milk protein -lactalbumin. This scattering study presents dimensions of the -lactalbumin nanotubes and a model of their growth.

Graveland-Bikker, J.F.

2006-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Functionalized carbon nanotubes and nanofibers for biosensing...  

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carbon nanotubes and nanofibers for biosensing applications. Functionalized carbon nanotubes and nanofibers for biosensing applications. Abstract: This review summarizes the recent...

124

Functionalizing Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications - Donghui...  

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Functionalizing Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications Donghui Zhang, LSU Chemistry Department Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are one dimensional nano-structures with novel materials...

125

Electrical Transport in Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene  

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Introduction to Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Single wallCarbon nanotubes and graphene are the most popular Carbonin the Normal Metal – Graphene – Superconductor Junctions

Liu, Gang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Carbon nanotubes : synthesis, characterization, and applications  

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around Surface-Attached Carbon Nanotubes. Ind. Eng. Chem.the flexural rigidity of carbon nanotube ensembles. AppliedNanotechnology in Carbon Materials. Acta Metallurgica, 1997.

Deck, Christian Peter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

LiMnPO4 Nanoplate Grown via Solid-State Reaction in Molten Hydrocarbon...  

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LiMnPO4 Nanoplate Grown via Solid-State Reaction in Molten Hydrocarbon for Li-ion Battery Cathode. LiMnPO4 Nanoplate Grown via Solid-State Reaction in Molten Hydrocarbon for Li-ion...

128

Molten Salt Nanomaterials for Thermal Energy Storage and Concentrated Solar Power Applications  

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thermal efficiency from 54 percent to 63 percent. However, very few thermal storage materials are compatible for these high temperatures. Molten salts are thermally stable up to 600 degrees C and beyond. Using the molten salts as the TES materials...

Shin, Donghyun

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

129

Injector nozzle for molten salt destruction of energetic waste materials  

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An injector nozzle has been designed for safely injecting energetic waste materials, such as high explosives, propellants, and rocket fuels, into a molten salt reactor in a molten salt destruction process without premature detonation or back burn in the injection system. The energetic waste material is typically diluted to form a fluid fuel mixture that is injected rapidly into the reactor. A carrier gas used in the nozzle serves as a carrier for the fuel mixture, and further dilutes the energetic material and increases its injection velocity into the reactor. The injector nozzle is cooled to keep the fuel mixture below the decomposition temperature to prevent spontaneous detonation of the explosive materials before contact with the high-temperature molten salt bath.

Brummond, William A. (Livermore, CA); Upadhye, Ravindra S. (Pleasanton, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

ADVANCED CERAMIC COMPOSITES FOR MOLTEN ALUMINUM CONTACT APPLICATIONS  

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A new refractory material which was developed for use in molten aluminum contact applications was shown to exhibit improved corrosion and wear resistance leading to improved thermal management through reduced heat losses caused by refractory thinning and wastage. This material was developed based on an understanding of the corrosion and wear mechanisms associated with currently used aluminum contact refractories under a U.S. Department of Energy funded project to investigate multifunctional refractory materials for energy efficient handling of molten metals. This new material has been validated through an industrial trial at a commercial aluminum rod and cable mill. Material development and results of this industrial validation trial are discussed.

Hemrick, James Gordon [ORNL] [ORNL; Peters, Klaus-Markus [ORNL] [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Molten salt as heat transfer fluid for a 500 m2 dish concentrator  

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Molten salt as heat transfer fluid for a 500 m2 dish concentrator Nicolás del Pozo 1 , Rebecca Dunn. Specifically, the objective was to research the behaviour of molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for the SG4, this initial investigation suggests that the use of molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for the ANU 500 m2

132

Charge Pumping in Carbon Nanotubes  

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We demonstrate charge pumping in semiconducting carbon nanotubes by a traveling potential wave. From the observation of pumping in the nanotube insulating state we deduce that transport occurs by packets of charge being carried along by the wave. By tuning the potential of a side gate, transport of either electron or hole packets can be realized. Prospects for the realization of nanotube based single-electron pumps are discussed.

P. J. Leek; M. R. Buitelaar; V. I. Talyanskii; C. G. Smith; D. Anderson; G. A. C. Jones; J. Wei; D. H. Cobden

2005-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

133

Processable Conducting Polyaniline, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and Their Composites  

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Polyaniline, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and Their CompositesPolyaniline, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and Their Compositespolyaniline (PANI), carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene.

Wang, Kan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Buckling and Topological Defects in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes  

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4 Plasticity in Carbon Nanotubes 4.1Ultimate strength of carbon nanotubes: a theoretical study”.dynamics in superplastic nanotubes”. In: Phys. Rev. Lett.

Chen, Shuo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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scale synthesis of carbon nanotubes." Nature, Vol.358, 220-Ropes of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes." Science, Vol.273(5274),of single- wall carbon nanotubes. Process, product, and

Gao, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Electrochemical Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Titania Nanotubes  

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of Organized Arrays of Nanotubes/Nanopores . . . . . . . . .for the Formation of Organized Nanotubes/Nanopores Nanotubenanotube length for titania nanotubes synthesized in 0.15 M

Nguyen, Que Anh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Gibbs free energy and the number of nanotubes per cluster. DNumber of nanotubes per cluster (p) Figure distrib Energyenergies increase quickly, on the contrary, when more nanotubes

Gao, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Buckling and Topological Defects in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes  

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4 Plasticity in Carbon Nanotubes 4.1Ultimate strength of carbon nanotubes: a theoretical study”.formation energy in carbon nanotubes and graphene”. In:

Chen, Shuo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Thermoelectric power in carbon nanotubes  

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The theoretical results for the temperature dependence of the thermoelectric power of graphite and semimetal carbon nanotubes are reported. In the calculations, the cylindrical superatomic range structure of nanotubes is taken into account. The Boltzmann equation and the {pi}-electron model of semimetal carbon nanotubes are used. The basic parameters of the calculation are the concentration of electrons, the Fermi energy, and the energy of the local level associated with the cylindrical structure of carbon nanotubes. The theoretical results are compared with the available experimental data.

Mavrinskiy, A. V., E-mail: mavrinsky@gmail.com; Baitinger, E. M. [Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University (Russian Federation)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

140

Carbon nanotube IR detectors (SV)  

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Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) collaborated to (1) evaluate the potential of carbon nanotubes as channels in infrared (IR) photodetectors; (2) assemble and characterize carbon nanotube electronic devices and measure the photocurrent generated when exposed to infrared light;(3) compare the performance of the carbon nanotube devices with that of traditional devices; and (4) develop and numerically implement models of electronic transport and opto-electronic behavior of carbon nanotube infrared detectors. This work established a new paradigm for photodetectors.

Leonard, F. L.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Molten Oxide Glass Materials for Thermal Energy Storage  

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Abstract Halotechnics, Inc. is developing an energy storage system utilizing a low melting point molten glass as the heat transfer and thermal storage material. This work is supported under a grant from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Advanced oxide glasses promise a potential breakthrough as a low cost, earth abundant, and stable thermal storage material. The system and new glass material will enable grid scale electricity storage at a fraction of the cost of batteries by integrating the thermal storage with a large heat pump device. Halotechnics is combining its proven expertise in combinatorial chemistry with advanced techniques for handling molten glass to design and build a two-tank thermal energy storage system. This system, operating at a high temperature of 1200 °C and a low temperature of 400 °C, will demonstrate sensible heat thermal energy storage using a uniquely formulated oxide glass. Our molten glass thermal storage material has the potential to significantly reduce thermal storage costs once developed and deployed at commercial scale. Thermal storage at the target temperature can be integrated with existing high temperature gas turbines that significantly increase efficiencies over today's steam turbine technology. This paper describes the development and selection of Halotechnics’ molten glass heat transfer fluids with some additional systems considerations.

B. Elkin; L. Finkelstein; T. Dyer; J. Raade

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Oxygen electrode reaction in molten carbonate fuel cells  

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Molten carbonate fuel cell system is a leading candidate for the utility power generation because of its high efficiency for fuel to AC power conversion, capability for an internal reforming, and a very low environmental impact. However, the performance of the molten carbonate fuel cell is limited by the oxygen reduction reaction and the cell life time is limited by the stability of the cathode material. An elucidation of oxygen reduction reaction in molten alkali carbonate is essential because overpotential losses in the molten carbonate fuel cell are considerably greater at the oxygen cathode than at the fuel anode. Oxygen reduction on a fully-immersed gold electrode in a lithium carbonate melt was investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry to determine electrode kinetic and mass transfer parameters. The dependences of electrode kinetic and mass transfer parameters on gas composition and temperature were examined to determine the reaction orders and the activation energies. The results showed that oxygen reduction in a pure lithium carbonate melt occurs via the peroxide mechanism. A mass transfer parameter, D{sub O}{sup 1/2}C{sub O}, estimated by the cyclic voltammetry concurred with that calculated by the EIS technique. The temperature dependence of the exchange current density and the product D{sub O}{sup 1/2}C{sub O} were examined and the apparent activation energies were determined to be about 122 and 175 kJ/ mol, respectively.

Appleby, A.J.; White, R.E.

1992-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

143

Sulfur tolerant molten carbonate fuel cell anode and process  

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Molten carbonate fuel cell anodes incorporating a sulfur tolerant carbon monoxide to hydrogen water-gas-shift catalyst provide in situ conversion of carbon monoxide to hydrogen for improved fuel cell operation using fuel gas mixtures of over about 10 volume percent carbon monoxide and up to about 10 ppm hydrogen sulfide.

Remick, Robert J. (Naperville, IL)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Molten-Salt-Based Growth of Group III Nitrides  

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A method for growing Group III nitride materials using a molten halide salt as a solvent to solubilize the Group-III ions and nitride ions that react to form the Group III nitride material. The concentration of at least one of the nitride ion or Group III cation is determined by electrochemical generation of the ions.

Waldrip, Karen E. (Albuquerque, NM); Tsao, Jeffrey Y. (Albuquerque, NM); Kerley, Thomas M. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

145

Carbon nanotube-polymer composite actuators  

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The present invention discloses a carbon nanotube (SWNT)-polymer composite actuator and method to make such actuator. A series of uniform composites was prepared by dispersing purified single wall nanotubes with varying weight percents into a polymer matrix, followed by solution casting. The resulting nanotube-polymer composite was then successfully used to form a nanotube polymer actuator.

Gennett, Thomas (Denver, CO); Raffaelle, Ryne P. (Honeoye Falls, NY); Landi, Brian J. (Rochester, NY); Heben, Michael J. (Denver, CO)

2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

146

Nanotubes, Nanowires and Nano-electronics  

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5 FOCUS Nanotubes, Nanowires and Nano-electronics Carbon nanotubes are single molecules of carbonNa colleagues are working on both single-walled and multiple- walled nanotubes (layers of cylinders inside each industrial uses. One potential application for single-walled nanotubes is electron emitters for flat

Pulfrey, David L.

147

Carbon nanotubes : synthesis, characterization, and applications  

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carbon nanotube ceramic matrix composites. Acta Materialia,ceramic matrix material. These fiber reinforced composites

Deck, Christian Peter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Solitons in carbon nanotubes  

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The symmetries of spontaneous lattice distortions in carbon nanotubes are investigated. When the degeneracy of the ground states remains discrete, there are solitons or domain walls connecting the different symmetry-broken vaccua. These solitons, similarly to the case of polyacetelene, are fractionally charged states. In addition to the topological domain walls, there are polaron states with discrete energies within the energy gap. The energies and shapes of these localized midgap states should be accessible via scanning tunneling microscopy spectroscopy.

Claudio Chamon

2000-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

149

Biexciton Stability in Carbon Nanotubes  

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We have applied the quantum Monte Carlo method and tight-binding modeling to calculate the binding energy of biexcitons in semiconductor carbon nanotubes for a wide range of diameters and chiralities. For typical nanotube diameters we find that biexciton binding energies are much larger than previously predicted from variational methods, which easily brings the biexciton binding energy above the room temperature threshold.

David Kammerlander; Deborah Prezzi; Guido Goldoni; Elisa Molinari; Ulrich Hohenester

2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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RELATIVE CHIRAL ABUNDANCES OF CARBON NANOTUBES DETERMINED BYRELATIVE CHIRAL ABUNDANCES OF CARBON NANOTUBES DETERMINED BYRELATIVE CHIRAL ABUNDANCES OF CARBON NANOTUBES DETERMINED BYRELATIVE CHIRAL ABUNDANCES OF CARBON NANOTUBES DETERMINED BY RESONANT RAMAN  

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RELATIVE CHIRAL ABUNDANCES OF CARBON NANOTUBES DETERMINED BYRELATIVE CHIRAL ABUNDANCES OF CARBON NANOTUBES DETERMINED BYRELATIVE CHIRAL ABUNDANCES OF CARBON NANOTUBES DETERMINED BYRELATIVE CHIRAL ABUNDANCES OF CARBON NANOTUBES DETERMINED BY RESONANT RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY USING A TUNABLE DYE LASERRESONANT

Mellor-Crummey, John

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Towards improved spinnability of chemical vapor deposition generated multi-walled carbon nanotubes  

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P. J. F. 1999 Carbon nanotubes and related structures: newof vapor grown carbon nanotubes and single wall nanotubes, Eto Carbon Materials in Carbon Nanotubes: Preparation and

McKee, Gregg Sturdivant Burke

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Molten Salts for High Temperature Reactors: University of Wisconsin Molten Salt Corrosion and Flow Loop Experiments -- Issues Identified and Path Forward  

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Considerable amount of work is going on regarding the development of high temperature liquid salts technology to meet future process needs of Next Generation Nuclear Plant. This report identifies the important characteristics and concerns of high temperature molten salts (with lesson learned at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Molten Salt Program) and provides some possible recommendation for future work

Piyush Sabharwall; Matt Ebner; Manohar Sohal; Phil Sharpe; Thermal Hydraulics Group

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Steam methane reforming in molten carbonate salt. Final report  

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This report documents the work accomplished on the project {open_quotes}Steam Methane Reforming in Molten Carbonate Salt.{close_quotes}. This effort has established the conceptual basis for molten carbonate-based steam reforming of methane. It has not proceeded to prototype verification, because corrosion concerns have led to reluctance on the part of large hydrogen producers to adopt the technology. Therefore the focus was shifted to a less corrosive embodiment of the same technology. After considerable development effort it was discovered that a European company (Catalysts and Chemicals Europe) was developing a similar process ({open_quotes}Regate{close_quotes}). Accordingly the focus was shifted a second time, to develop an improvement which is generic to both types of reforming. That work is still in progress, and shows substantial promise.

Erickson, D.C.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Equation of state for molten alkali metal alloys  

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Calculated results of the liquid density of binary molten alloys of Na-K and K-Cs over the whole range of concentrations and that of a ternary molten eutectic of Na-K-Cs from the freezing point up to several hundred degrees above the boiling point are presented. The calculations were performed with the analytical equation of state proposed by Ihm, Song, and Mason, which is based on statistical-mechanical perturbation theory. The second virial coefficients were calculated from the corresponding-states correlation of Mehdipour and Boushehri. Calculation of the other two temperature-dependent parameters was carried out by scaling. The calculated results cover a much wider range of temperatures and are more accurate than those presented in the previous work.

Eslami, H.

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems: Molten Salt Energy Storage  

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With growing concerns in the production of reliable energy sources, the next generation in reliable power generation, hybrid energy systems, are being developed to stabilize these growing energy needs. The hybrid energy system incorporates multiple inputs and multiple outputs. The vitality and efficiency of these systems resides in the energy storage application. Energy storage is necessary for grid stabilizing and storing the overproduction of energy to meet peak demands of energy at the time of need. With high thermal energy production of the primary nuclear heat generation source, molten salt energy storage is an intriguing option because of its distinct properties. This paper will discuss the different energy storage options with the criteria for efficient energy storage set forth, and will primarily focus on different molten salt energy storage system options through a thermodynamic analysis

P. Sabharwall; M. Green; S.J. Yoon; S.M. Bragg-Sitton; C. Stoots

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Dynamic Conductance of Carbon Nanotubes  

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The dynamic conductance of carbon nanotubes was investigated using the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism within the context of a tight-binding model. Specifically, we have studied the ac response of tubes of different helicities, both with and without defects, and an electronic heterojunction. Because of the induced displacement currents, the dynamic conductance of the nanotubes differs significantly from the dc conductance displaying both capacitive and inductive responses. The important role of photon-assisted transport through nanotubes is revealed and its implications for experiments discussed.

Christopher Roland; Marco Buongiorno Nardelli; Jian Wang; Hong Guo

2000-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

157

Supersymmetric twisting of carbon nanotubes  

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We construct exactly solvable models of twisted carbon nanotubes via supersymmetry, by applying the matrix Darboux transformation. We derive the Green's function for these systems and compute the local density of states. Explicit examples of twisted carbon nanotubes are produced, where the back-scattering is suppressed and bound states are present. We find that the local density of states decreases in the regions where the bound states are localized. Dependence of bound-state energies on the asymptotic twist of the nanotubes is determined. We also show that each of the constructed unextended first order matrix systems possesses a proper nonlinear hidden supersymmetric structure with a nontrivial grading operator.

Vit Jakubsky; Mikhail S. Plyushchay

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

158

Multiscale Modeling with Carbon Nanotubes  

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Technologically important nanomaterials come in all shapes and sizes. They can range from small molecules to complex composites and mixtures. Depending upon the spatial dimensions of the system and properties under investigation computer modeling of such materials can range from equilibrium and nonequilibrium Quantum Mechanics, to force-field-based Molecular Mechanics and kinetic Monte Carlo, to Mesoscale simulation of evolving morphology, to Finite-Element computation of physical properties. This brief review illustrates some of the above modeling techniques through a number of recent applications with carbon nanotubes: nano electromechanical sensors (NEMS), chemical sensors, metal-nanotube contacts, and polymer-nanotube composites.

Maiti, A

2006-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

159

On the Chemla effect in molten alkali nitrates  

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The Chemla effect concerns the strong composition dependence of the internal ionic mobilities of cations in mixtures of two molten salts with a common anion in which the mobility of the large cation can be higher than the small one at low concentrations of the latter. Molecular dynamics simulations of molten ( Li Cs)NO 3 ( Li K)NO 3 ( Li Na)NO 3 ( Na Cs)NO 3 each at two different compositions at a given temperature and also pure LiNO 3 and pure KNO 3 have been performed with the aim of reproducing the Chemla effect. The key role played by anion polarization on the Chemla effect in molten alkali nitrates is demonstrated by comparing the calculated mobilities using nonpolarizable and polarizable models. Polarization effects were included in the simulations by using a previously proposed fluctuating charge model (FCM) for the NO 3 ? anion. It is shown that a single potential model for a ( M 1 M 2 ) NO 3 mixture gives the correct composition dependence of the M 1 and the M 2 mobilities provided that polarization effects are included in the model. The FCM is thus transferable between different systems but not its nonpolarizable counterpart. Structure and dynamics of the simulated systems are discussed in light of proposed models for the Chemla effect.

Mauro C. C. Ribeiro

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Chiral Conductivities of Nanotubes  

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Chiral conductivities of nanotubes are examined within the framework of the Boltzmann transport equation. Electron transport along a chiral trajectory is decomposed into current components along the tubule axis and its circumference. Within a constant relaxation time approximation, these components are derived from the expectation values of Fermi velocities by using the appropriate operators and the wave functions at the Fermi level obtained by first-principles calculations. As a typical example, the chiral current of a doped BC2N tubule is illustrated, and the strength of the induced magnetic field is discussed.

Yoshiyuki Miyamoto; Steven G. Louie; Marvin L. Cohen

1996-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarons in Carbon Nanotubes  

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We use ab initio total-energy calculations to predict the existence of polarons in semiconducting carbon nanotubes (CNTs). We find that the CNTs' band edge energies vary linearly and the elastic energy increases quadratically with both radial and with axial distortions, leading to the spontaneous formation of polarons. Using a continuum model parametrized by the ab initio calculations, we estimate electron and hole polaron lengths, energies, and effective masses and analyze their complex dependence on CNT geometry. Implications of polaron effects on recently observed electro- and optomechanical behavior of CNTs are discussed.

M. Verissimo-Alves; R. B. Capaz; Belita Koiller; Emilio Artacho; H. Chacham

2001-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

162

Functionalized boron nitride nanotubes  

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A plasma treatment has been used to modify the surface of BNNTs. In one example, the surface of the BNNT has been modified using ammonia plasma to include amine functional groups. Amine functionalization allows BNNTs to be soluble in chloroform, which had not been possible previously. Further functionalization of amine-functionalized BNNTs with thiol-terminated organic molecules has also been demonstrated. Gold nanoparticles have been self-assembled at the surface of both amine- and thiol-functionalized boron nitride Nanotubes (BNNTs) in solution. This approach constitutes a basis for the preparation of highly functionalized BNNTs and for their utilization as nanoscale templates for assembly and integration with other nanoscale materials.

Sainsbury, Toby; Ikuno, Takashi; Zettl, Alexander K

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

163

SunShot Initiative: Modular and Scalable Baseload Molten Salt Plant  

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Carbon nanotubes Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes from Sharp  

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Carbon nanotubes Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes from Sharp Metal Tips Julio A. Rodri Banhart* The nucleation and growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes is observed in situ in a transmission a region of high surface curvature, spontaneous nucleation and growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Nordlund, Kai

165

Nanotube Formation: Researchers Learn To Control The Dimensions Of Metal Oxide Nanotubes  

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Nanotube Formation: Researchers Learn To Control The Dimensions Of Metal Oxide Nanotubes ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2007) -- Moving beyond carbon nanotubes, researchers are developing insights-walled inorganic nanotubes could be useful in a range of nanotechnology applications that require precise control

Nair, Sankar

166

Elastic modulus of viral nanotubes  

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We report an experimental and theoretical study of the radial elasticity of tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) nanotubes. An atomic force microscope tip is used to apply small radial indentations to deform TMV nanotubes. The initial elastic response of TMV nanotubes can be described by finite-element analysis in 5nm indentation depths and Hertz theory in 1.5nm indentation depths. The derived radial Young’s modulus of TMV nanotubes is 0.92±0.15GPa from finite-element analysis and 1.0±0.2GPa from the Hertz model, which are comparable with the reported axial Young’s modulus of 1.1GPa [Falvo et al., Biophys. J. 72, 1396 (1997)].

Yue Zhao; Zhibin Ge; Jiyu Fang

2008-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

167

The structure of trititanate nanotubes  

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Combining information from X-ray diffraction, selected-area electron diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and image simulation, a structural model is derived for trititanate nanotubes.

Chen, Q.

2002-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

168

Carbon nanotubes in new materials  

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Studies of materials consisting of carbon nanotubes or containing them have been analyzed and generalized. Classification of these materials is proposed, their general features and main types are considered, and individual examples are presented. The bibliography includes 372 references.

Eduard G Rakov

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Increasing carbon nanotube forest density  

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The outstanding mechanical, electrical, thermal, and morphological properties of individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) open up exciting potential applications in a wide range of fields. One such application is replacing the ...

McCarthy, Alexander P

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Emerging Applications of Carbon Nanotubes  

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On the basis of their unique electrical and mechanical properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted great attention in recent years. A diverse array of methods has been developed to modify CNTs and to assemble them ...

Schnorr, Jan Markus

171

Carbon nanotube electron source technology  

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The carbon nanotube embodies a unique combination of properties which make it potentially an extraordinary field emission electron source. These properties include small tip radii (and small source size), high el...

Kenneth Teo

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Optical properties of carbon nanotubes  

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Using the extended Hubbard model and sum-over-state method, we have calculated the linear polarizability ? and the third-order nonlinear polarizability ? for carbon nanotubes with finite lengths. We find that the chiral symmetry of nanotubes with finite length has a great effect on their optical properties. For example, the finite length (n,m) tubes with n-m being not a multiple of 3, will have smaller ? and much smaller ? values than other finite length tubes.

Xiangang Wan; Jinming Dong; D. Y. Xing

1998-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

173

Excitations of Bose Fluids in Nanotubes  

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We discuss the excitation spectra of Bose fluids in the quasi-one dimensional geometries which can be found in interstitial channels of nanotubes and inside individual nanotubes. We compute the collective excitat...

E. S. Hernández; M. W. Cole

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Oligomer functionalized nanotubes and composites formed therewith  

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Disclosed herein is a sequential functionalization methodology for the covalent modification of nanotubes with between one and four repeat units of a polymer. Covalent attachment of oligomer units to the surface of nanotubes results in oligomer units forming an organic sheath around the nanotubes, polymer-functionalized-nanotubes (P-NTs). P-NTs possess chemical functionality identical to that of the functionalizing polymer, and thus provide nanoscale scaffolds which may be readily dispersed within a monomer solution and participate in the polymerization reaction to form a polymer-nanotube/polymer composite. Formation of polymer in the presence of P-NTs leads to a uniform dispersion of nanotubes within the polymer matrix, in contrast to aggregated masses of nanotubes in the case of pristine-NTs. The covalent attachment of oligomeric units to the surface of nanotubes represents the formation of a functional nanoscale building block which can be readily dispersed and integrated within the polymer to form a novel composite material.

Zettl, Alexander K; Sainsbury, Toby; Frechet, Jean M.J.

2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

175

Polygonal model for layered inorganic nanotubes  

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Multiwalled inorganic nanotubes with circular cross sections must have either an incoherent interface or a large amount of strain. However, nanotubes with a polygonal cross section can have a coherent interface with ...

Tibbetts, Kevin

176

Torsional instability of chiral carbon nanotubes  

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In this work we investigate the presence of a torsional instability in single-wall carbon nanotubes which causes small diameter chiral carbon nanotubes to show natural torsion. To obtain insight into the nature of this ...

Dresselhaus, Mildred

177

Electrical Transport in Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene  

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nanotubes and graphene are the most popular Carbon material in the condensed matter research. Based on energy2D energy dispersion as Fig. II-2. For a nanotubes in

Liu, Gang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Underwater Sound Generation Using Carbon Nanotube Projectors  

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The application of solid-state fabricated carbon nanotube sheets as thermoacoustic projectors is extended from air to underwater applications, thereby providing surprising results. While the acoustic generation efficiency of a liquid immersed nanotube ...

Ali E. Aliev; Marcio D. Lima; Shaoli Fang; Ray H. Baughman

2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

179

On the metallicity of some carbon nanotubes .  

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??Some zigzag and all armchair single-walled carbon nanotubes are believed to behave as metals. However, recent experimental results suggest that only armchair single-walled carbon nanotubes… (more)

Gómez Jeria, Juan Sebastián

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Carbon Nanotubes: Bearing Stress Like Never Before  

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of the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube– polymercomposites. Carbon, 44. 1624 – 1652 doi: 10.1016/j.R.H. , & Hart, A.J. (2013). Carbon Nanotubes: Present and

Limaye, Aditya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A carbon nanotube bearing and Stodola rotor  

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A nano-scale rotor supported on a cantilevered multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWNT) shaft (Stodola configuration) is proposed. The nanotube is also expected to function as the bearing, since individual walls of a MWNT are not ...

Cook, Eugene Hightower

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Carbon Nanotubes Based Nanoelectrode Arrays: Fabrication, Evaluation...  

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Arrays: Fabrication, Evaluation and Application in Voltammetric Analysis. Carbon Nanotubes Based Nanoelectrode Arrays: Fabrication, Evaluation and Application in Voltammetric...

183

Carbon Nanotubes: Bearing Stress Like Never Before  

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energy effects that cause aggregation in the first place to attaching mol- ecules to the outside of carbon nanotubes

Limaye, Aditya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Hydrogen storage in multilayer carbon nanotubes  

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Multilayer carbon nanotubes obtained by pyrolysis and mechanical activation of plant-derived amorphous carbon are excellent sorbents for hydrogen.

D. V. Onishchenko; V. P. Reva; V. G. Kuryavyi

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

E-Print Network 3.0 - aligned carbon nanotubes Sample Search...  

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nanotubes Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aligned carbon nanotubes...

186

Symmetry groups of single-wall nanotubes  

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An approach to the determination of the symmetry groups of structural analogs of single-wall carbon nanotubes using ideas in color symmetry theory is described. The line group structures of the symmetry groups of BN, BC3, BCN and BC2N nanotubes are identified. An extension of the method to address nanotubes with non-hexagonal symmetry is also presented.

De Las Pe?as, M.L.A.N.

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

187

Bamboo-like boron nitride nanotubes  

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......Full-length paper Bamboo-like boron nitride nanotubes Renzhi Ma Yoshio Bando Tadao Sato To...305-0044, Japan Bamboo-like boron nitride nanotubes (BN-NTs), synthesized from melamine...the temperature gradient applied in the nanotube growth process was considered as the......

Renzhi Ma; Yoshio Bando; Tadao Sato

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Local Energy Gap in Deformed Carbon Nanotubes  

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......Local Energy Gap in Deformed Carbon Nanotubes Ken-ichi Sasaki 1 *) Yoshiyuki...gap along the axis of a deformed nanotube. We compare our energy gap results...experimental data on energy gaps in nanotubes and peapods. We also discuss the......

Ken-ichi Sasaki; Yoshiyuki Kawazoe; Riichiro Saito

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Photo-Galvano-Mechanical Phenomena in Nanotubes  

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Photo-Galvano-Mechanical Phenomena in Nanotubes Petr KraI\\ E. J. Mele2 , David Tomanek3 and Moshe elec- trical "ballistic current". The photo-currents can be generated even in centrosym- metric be also generated in semiconductor nanotubes or in higher bands of metallic nanotubes [2]. The photo

190

Controlled Placement of Individual Carbon Nanotubes  

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Controlled Placement of Individual Carbon Nanotubes Xue Ming Henry Huang, Robert Caldwell, Limin and the technology of carbon nanotubes is the controlled assembly of devices. Here, we report a technique that allows us to place a nanotube with the desired properties in a predetermined location by direct mechanical

Hone, James

191

Novel Stack Concepts: Patterned Aligned Carbon Nanotubes  

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Novel Stack Concepts: Patterned Aligned Carbon Nanotubes as Electrodes in MEAs Di-Jia Liu proprietary or confidential information #12;Objective To develop a novel aligned carbon nanotube (ACNT/mass transport and thermal conductivity through patterned nanotubes with micrometer-dimension flowfield

192

Doped Carbon Nanotubes for Hydrogen Storage  

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Doped Carbon Nanotubes for Hydrogen Storage U. S. DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Review May, 2003 structure carbon nanotube systems ·Not restricted to physisorption or chemisorption (weak covalent bond structures of doped carbon nanotubes APPROACH Based on C-H bond Dihydrogen bond H H M = + charge = - charge

193

CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS, SENSORS, AND A Dissertation  

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CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS, SENSORS, AND BEYOND A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of Philosophy by Xinjian Zhou January 2008 #12;#12;CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS, SENSORS, AND BEYOND Xinjian Zhou, Ph. D. Cornell University 2008 Carbon nanotubes are tiny hollow cylinders, made from a single

McEuen, Paul L.

194

Scanning Probe Microscopy Studies of Carbon Nanotubes  

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Scanning Probe Microscopy Studies of Carbon Nanotubes Teri Wang Odom1 , Jason H. Hafner1 relationship between Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWNT) atomic structure and electronic properties, (2, properties and application of carbon nanotube probe microscopy tips to ultrahigh resolution and chemically

Odom, Teri W.

195

Dominoes in Carbon Nanotubes  

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We demonstrate by molecular dynamics simulations that the domino process can be developed in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Once a section of a SWCNT with an appropriate diameter (>3.5??nm) is collapsed, the successive collapse of the neighboring portions can generate a domino wave along the longitudinal direction of the tube. The wave is driven by van der Waals potential energy and its natural speed can be up to 1??km/s. Molecules inside the SWCNT can be accelerated by the domino wave and finally shot out. The finding shows for the first time that a SWCNT can be an energy supplier, which provides opportunities for designing new concept (domino-driven) nanoelectromechanical system devices.

Tienchong Chang

2008-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

196

Tunable molten oxide pool assisted plasma-melter vitrification systems  

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The present invention provides tunable waste conversion systems and apparatus which have the advantage of highly robust operation and which provide complete or substantially complete conversion of a wide range of waste streams into useful gas and a stable, nonleachable solid product at a single location with greatly reduced air pollution to meet air quality standards. The systems provide the capability for highly efficient conversion of waste into high quality combustible gas and for high efficiency conversion of the gas into electricity by utilizing a high efficiency gas turbine or an internal combustion engine. The solid product can be suitable for various commercial applications. Alternatively, the solid product stream, which is a safe, stable material, may be disposed of without special considerations as hazardous material. In the preferred embodiment, the arc plasma furnace and joule heated melter are formed as a fully integrated unit with a common melt pool having circuit arrangements for the simultaneous independently controllable operation of both the arc plasma and the joule heated portions of the unit without interference with one another. The preferred configuration of this embodiment of the invention utilizes two arc plasma electrodes with an elongated chamber for the molten pool such that the molten pool is capable of providing conducting paths between electrodes. The apparatus may additionally be employed with reduced use or without further use of the gases generated by the conversion process. The apparatus may be employed as a net energy or net electricity producing unit where use of an auxiliary fuel provides the required level of electricity production. Methods and apparatus for converting metals, non-glass forming waste streams and low-ash producing inorganics into a useful gas are also provided. The methods and apparatus for such conversion include the use of a molten oxide pool having predetermined electrical, thermal and physical characteristics capable of maintaining optimal joule heating and glass forming properties during the conversion process.

Titus, Charles H. (Newtown Square, PA); Cohn, Daniel R. (Chestnut Hill, MA); Surma, Jeffrey E. (Kennewick, WA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Molten-Caustic-Leaching (MCL or Gravimelt) System Integration Project  

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This is a report of the results obtained from the operation of an integrated test circuit for the Molten-Caustic-Leaching (MCL or Gravimelt) process for the desulfurization and demineralization of coal. The objectives of operational testing of the 20 pounds of coal per hour integrated MCL test circuit are: (1) to demonstrate the technical capability of the process for producing a demineralized and desulfurized coal that meets New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); (2) to determine the range of effective process operation; (3) to test process conditions aimed at significantly lower costs; and (4) to deliver product coal.

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1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Depolarized light-scattering study of molten zinc chloride  

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Depolarized light-scattering experiments on molten ZnCl2 have been performed in the frequency range 1–4000 GHz between 300 and 650 °C. The ? relaxation was observed up to 650 °C. Comparison with mode coupling theory was attempted but gave inconclusive results due to the strong boson peak. The crossover temperature Tc was found to be in the range 270–310 °C. The thermal evolution of the boson peak in the liquid phase was followed up to 650 °C.

M. J. Lebon; C. Dreyfus; G. Li; A. Aouadi; H. Z. Cummins; R. M. Pick

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHD EFFECTS ON HEAT TRANSFER IN A MOLTEN SALT BLANKET Sergey Smolentsev, Reza Miraghaie, Mohamed Abdou  

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MHD EFFECTS ON HEAT TRANSFER IN A MOLTEN SALT BLANKET Sergey Smolentsev, Reza Miraghaie, Mohamed-mail (Sergey Smolentsev): Sergey@fusion.ucla.edu Heat transfer in closed channel flows of molten salts (MS of the concept is that the flows in the FW channels are turbulent to provide a high heat transfer coefficient

Abdou, Mohamed

200

MOLTEN OXIDE ELECTROLYSIS FOR LUNAR OXYGEN GENERATION USING IN-SITU RESOURCES  

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.; Woburn, MA, 01801, USA Keywords: ISRU, Molten Oxide Electrolysis, Inert Anode, Oxygen Generation Abstract demonstrated suitable inert anode material, but its use had been limited to laboratory-scale testing owing 50:50 (wt%) iridium-tungsten alloy were shown to be functional inert anodes for molten oxide

Sadoway, Donald Robert

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Project Profile: Modular and Scalable Baseload Molten Salt Plant Conceptual Design and Feasibility  

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eSolar, under the Baseload CSP FOA, is designing a 100-MW, 75% capacity factor, molten salt power tower plant, based around a molten salt receiver and heliostat field module with a nominal thermal rating of 50 MWth. They are taking a modular approach, which can be scaled through replication of the receiver/field module to meet output and capacity factor requirements.

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Mechanism of mass transfer between a bubble initially composed of oxygen and molten glass1  

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Mechanism of mass transfer between a bubble initially composed of oxygen and molten glass1 F ­ BP 135, 93303 Aubervilliers Cedex, France Abstract The bubble removal from molten glass is an important problem in glass melting process. In this paper, the mass transfer undergone by a bubble rising

Boyer, Edmond

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Native Hydrogen Bonds in a Molten Globule: The Apoflavodoxin Thermal Intermediate  

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Native Hydrogen Bonds in a Molten Globule: The Apoflavodoxin Thermal Intermediate Marõ�a P. Iru�n1 in surface- exposed hydrogen bonds connecting secondary-structure elements in the native protein. All hydrogen bonds analysed are formed in the molten globule intermediate, either with native strength

Sancho, Javier

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Carbon nanotubes: from production to functional composites  

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In this paper, we present our work on carbon nanotubes, including our most recent results, in two important fields: production of carbon nanotubes itself and fabrication of carbon nanotube based composites with enhanced functionality. Firstly, we focus on the three main carbon nanotube production techniques, namely electric arc, laser evaporation and CVD. Based on our results, for each method the importance of the key parameters is highlighted. A comparison of production possibilities towards commercialisation concludes this section. Secondly, we report on the synthesis of a soluble and highly functional polyaniline/carbon nanotube composite and emphasise the general importance of conformational changes in order to achieve proper carbon nanotubeâ??matrix interactions.

A.M. Benito; W.K. Maser; M.T. Martinez

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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All carbon nanotubes are not created equal  

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This chapter presents the various factors that enter into consideration when choosing the source of carbon nanotubes for a specific application. Carbon nanotubes are giant molecules made of pure carbon. They have captured the imagination of the scientific community by the unique structure that provides superior physical, chemical, and electrical properties. However, a surprisingly wide disparity exists between the intrinsic properties determined under ideal conditions and the properties that carbon nanotubes exhibit in real world situations. The lack of uniformity in carbon nanotube properties is likely to be the main obstacle holding back the development of carbon nanotube applications. This tutorial addresses the nonuniformity of carbon nanotube properties from the synthesis standpoint. This synthesis-related nonuniformity is on top of the intrinsic chirality distribution that gives the ~1:2 ratio of metallic to semiconducting nanotubes. From the standpoint of carbon bonding chemistry the variation in the quality and reproducibility of carbon nanotube materials is not unexpected. It is an intrinsic feature that is related to the metastability of carbon structures. The extent to which this effect is manifested in carbon nanotube formation is governed by the type and the kinetics of the carbon nanotube synthesis reaction. Addressing this variation is critical if nanotubes are to live up to the potential already demonstrated by their phenomenal physical properties.

Geohegan, David B [ORNL; Puretzky, Alexander A [ORNL; Rouleau, Christopher M [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interfacial phenomena in thermally sprayed multiwalled carbon nanotube reinforced aluminum nanocomposite  

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The interfacial phenomena in thermally sprayed (plasma and high-velocity oxyfuel spraying) hypereutectic Al–Si composite with multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) reinforcement have been analyzed both theoretically and experimentally. The formation of an ultrathin ?-SiC reaction layer at the interface is confirmed. Plasma sprayed composite exhibits a thicker SiC layer (?5 nm) than the high-velocity oxyfuel sprayed composite (?2 nm). The presence of SiC layer formation is also corroborated in a chemical vapor deposition experiment where Si was deposited on MWCNTs. The formation of ?-SiC is responsible for the improved wettability of the molten Al–Si alloy matrix with MWCNT reinforcement.

T. Laha; S. Kuchibhatla; S. Seal; W. Li; A. Agarwal

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic Properties of Nanotube-Chromophore Hybrids  

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Recently, individual single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) functionalized with azo-benzene chromophores were shown to form a new class of hybrid nanomaterials for optoelectronics applications. Here we use a number of experimental techniques and theory to understand the binding, orientation, and nature of coupling between chromophores and the nanotubes, all of which are of relevance to future optimization of these hybrid materials. We find that the binding energy between chromophores and nanotubes depends strongly on the type of tether that is used to bind the chromophores to the nanotubes, with pyrene tethers resulting in more than 90% of the bound chromophores during processing. DFT calculations show that the binding energy of the chromophores to the nanotubes is maximized for chromophores parallel to the nanotube sidewall, even with the use of tethers; second harmonic generation shows that there is nonetheless a partial radial orientation of the chromophores on the nanotubes. We find weak electronic coupli...

Huang, Changshui; Wong, Bryan M; McGee, David J; Léonard, François; Kim, Yun Jun; Johnson, Kirsten F; Arnold, Michael S; Eriksson, Mark A; Gopalan, Padma

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bimolecular recombination on carbon nanotubes  

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By using a suspension of single-walled carbon nanotubes in an applied electric field and measuring transient photoinduced currents the problem of contacting nanotubes in charge transport studies is circumvented; basic electronic transport properties are thus studied. It is observed that the peak photocurrent excited by a mode-locked laser pulse has a sublinear dependence on light intensity. Careful measurement of these phototransients has allowed a fit of the intensity dependence of the peak photocurrent to a bimolecular recombination model developed for the one-dimensional semiconductor that the nanotubes represent. Application of the model allows the determination of some microscopic transport properties. This has been done as concentration, electric field and excitation wavelength are varied.

J. C. Bunning; K. J. Donovan; K. Scott; M. Somerton

2005-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamic properties of carbon nanotubes  

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We study water flowing past an array of single walled carbon nanotubes using nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. For carbon nanotubes mounted with a tube spacing of 16.4×16.4 nm and diameters of 1.25 and 2.50 nm, respectively, we find drag coefficients in reasonable agreement with the macroscopic, Stokes-Oseen solution. The slip length is -0.11 nm for the 1.25 nm carbon nanotube, and 0.49 for the 2.50 nm tube for a flow speed of 50 m/s, respectively, and 0.28 nm for the 2.50 nm tube at 200 m/s. A slanted flow configuration with a stream- and spanwise velocity component of 100 ms-1 recovers the two-dimensional results, but exhibits a significant 88 nm slip along the axis of the tube. These results indicate that slip depends on the particular flow configuration.

J. H. Walther; T. Werder; R. L. Jaffe; P. Koumoutsakos

2004-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Chiral currents in gold nanotubes  

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Results are presented for the electron current in gold chiral nanotubes (AuNTs). Starting from the band structure of (4,3) and (5,3) AuNTs, we find that the magnitude of the chiral currents are greater than those found in carbon nanotubes. We also calculate the associated magnetic flux inside the tubes and find this to be higher than the case of carbon nanotubes. Although (4,3) and (5,3) AuNTs carry transverse momenta of similar magnitudes, the low-bias magnetic flux carried by the former is far greater than that carried by the latter. This arises because the low-bias longitudinal current carried by a (4,3) AuNT is significantly smaller than that of a (5,3) AuNT.

D. Zs. Manrique; J. Cserti; C. J. Lambert

2010-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Energetics of bent carbon nanotubes  

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Several junctions between different nanotubes have been constructed which preserve the C sp2 honeycomb lattice with the sole insertion of a pentagon and a heptagon. This construction bends the structure at an angle that depends on the distance between the pentagon and heptagon. The atomic structure of these systems was optimized with empirical interatomic potentials. The nanotubes on both sides of the junctions were treated as infinitely long. Local ?+? electron densities of states were computed locally in the interfacial region with a tight-binding Hamiltonian. From this, the electron energy of the junctions was computed and compared to that of the separated nanotubes. It is found that the energy of a pentagon-heptagon defect in the graphitic tubular network is around 6 eV.

V. Meunier; L. Henrard; Ph. Lambin

1998-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation effects in carbon nanotubes  

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We consider the effects of Coulomb interactions on single-wall carbon nanotubes using an on-site Hubbard interaction, u. For the (N,N) armchair tubes the low-energy theory is shown to be identical to a two-chain Hubbard model at half-filling, with an effective interaction uN=u/N. Umklapp scattering leads to gaps in the spectrum of charge and spin excitations which are exponentially small for large N. Above the gaps the intrinsic nanotube resistivity due to these scattering processes is linear in temperature, as observed experimentally. The presence of ``d-wave'' superconductivity in the two-chain Hubbard model away from half-filling suggests that doped armchair nanotubes might exhibit superconductivity with a purely electronic mechanism.

Leon Balents and Matthew P. A. Fisher

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying and counting point defects in carbon nanotubes  

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of single-walled carbon nanotubes. J. Phys. Chem. B 103,single-walled carbon nanotubes on patterned silicon wafers.of single-walled carbon nanotubes from carbon monoxide.

Fan, Y W; Goldsmith, B R; Collins, Philip G

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying and Counting Point Defects in Carbon Nanotubes  

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single-walled carbon nanotubes on patterned silicon wafers.of single-walled carbon nanotubes from carbon monoxide.single-walled carbon nanotubes. Science 306, 1362–1364 (

Collins, Philip G

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buckling and Topological Defects in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes  

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defect formation energy in carbon nanotubes and graphene”.Carbon Nanotubes strain e zz Defect Formation Energies fromCARBON NANOTUBES Figure 4.3: Contour plots of strain energy

Chen, Shuo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scaffolding Carbon Nanotubes into Single-Molecule Circuitry  

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tion of individual carbon nanotubes. Nano Lett. 3, 613 (C. Dekker: Enzyme-coated carbon nanotubes as single-moleculeing point defects in carbon nanotubes. Nat. Mater. 4, 906 (

Collins, Philip G

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chirality effects in carbon nanotubes  

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We consider chirality related effects in optical, photogalvanic, and electron-transport properties of carbon nanotubes. We show that these properties of chiral nanotubes are determined by terms in the electron effective Hamiltonian describing the coupling between the electron wave vector along the tube principal axis and the orbital momentum around the tube circumference. We develop a theory of photogalvanic effects and a theory of dc electric current, which is linear in the magnetic field and quadratic in the bias voltage. Moreover, we present analytic estimations for the natural circular dichroism and magnetospatial effect in the light absorption.

E. L. Ivchenko and B. Spivak

2002-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Phonon eigenvectors of chiral nanotubes  

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Although a commonly neglected fact, the physical properties of chiral carbon nanotubes may differ significantly from those of the usually considered, simpler achiral tubes. We show that the phonon eigenvectors, e.g., of the high-energy eigenmodes no longer fall into axial and circumferential modes as in armchair and zig-zag nanotubes. The atomic displacement may, instead, point in any tangential direction and even show an angular dependence of its direction around the circumference, as the results of ab initio calculations demonstrate.

S. Reich; C. Thomsen; P. Ordejón

2001-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Phonons in narrow carbon nanotubes  

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Accurate calculations of the phonon dispersion relations, phonon density of states, and phonon eigenvectors of the narrow single-wall carbon nanotubes in optimized geometry are carried out. The method applied is based on the force constants for graphene which reflect the long-range character of the dynamical matrix. Further, the relaxation and symmetry imposed modifications of the force constants are performed and the calculations are carried out by means of the fully symmetry implemented POLSym code. Shortcomings of the widely used frozen phonon model are overcome. The results obtained are compared to the Raman scattering measurements on the zeolite-grown nanotubes.

Ivanka Miloševi?; Edib Dobardži?; Milan Damnjanovi?

2005-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Endohedral Impurities in Carbon Nanotubes  

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A generalization of the Anderson model that includes pseudo-Jahn-Teller impurity coupling is proposed to describe distortions of an endohedral impurity in a carbon nanotube. Within mean-field theory, spontaneous axial symmetry breaking is found when the vibronic coupling strength g exceeds a critical value. The effective potential is found to have O(2) symmetry, in agreement with numerical calculations. For metallic zigzag nanotubes endohedrally doped with transition metals in the dilute limit, the low-energy properties of the system may display two-channel Kondo behavior; however, strong vibronic coupling is seen to exponentially suppress the Kondo energy scale.

Dennis P. Clougherty

2003-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Coulomb interactions in carbon nanotubes  

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The effect of electron-electron interactions on the electronic properties of nonchiral single-wall carbon nanotubes is investigated by an extended Hubbard model resolved within the generalized unrestricted Hartree-Fock approximation. On-site U and nearest-neighbor u Coulomb interactions are considered in tubules with different geometries at half-filling. A phase diagram is obtained in the coordinates U and u. For the electron-electron interaction strength estimated to hold for graphite, carbon nanotubes would lie close to the boundary region between metallic and insulator density wave states. Therefore, any small external perturbation can substantially modify their electronic properties.

M. P. López Sancho; M. C. Muńoz; L. Chico

2001-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustoelectric Effects in Carbon Nanotubes  

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We report observations of acoustoelectric effects in carbon nanotubes. We excite sound in ?m long ropes of single walled carbon nanotubes suspended between two metallic contacts by applying radio-frequency electric field. The sound is detected by measuring either the dc resistance of the tubes in a region of strong temperature dependence (in the vicinity of superconducting or metal-insulator transition), or their critical current. We show that, depending on the excitation power, the vibrations produce either electron heating or phase coherence breaking.

B. Reulet; A. Yu. Kasumov; M. Kociak; R. Deblock; I. I. Khodos; Yu. B. Gorbatov; V. T. Volkov; C. Journet; H. Bouchiat

2000-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular jet growth of carbon nanotubes and dense vertically aligned nanotube arrays  

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A method of growing a carbon nanotube includes the step of impinging a beam of carbon-containing molecules onto a substrate to grow at least one carbon nanotube on the catalyst surface.

Eres, Gyula (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding the Nanotube Growth Mechanism: A Strategy to Control Nanotube Chirality during Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis  

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during chemical vapor deposition synthesis must focus on controlling the structure of the nucleated nanotube seeds. DFT and RMD simulations demonstrate the viability of using the structures of catalyst particles over which nanotube growth proceeds...

Gomez Gualdron, Diego Armando 1983-

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Diameter-Refined Metallic Carbon Nanotubes as Optically Tunable...  

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Diameter-Refined Metallic Carbon Nanotubes as Optically Tunable Transparent Conductors Home > Research > ANSER Research Highlights > Diameter-Refined Metallic Carbon Nanotubes as...

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Biosensors Based on Carbon Nanotubes/Nickel Hexacyanoferrate...  

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Biosensors Based on Carbon NanotubesNickel HexacyanoferrateGlucose Oxidase Nanocomposites. Biosensors Based on Carbon NanotubesNickel HexacyanoferrateGlucose Oxidase...

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Synthesis of supported carbon nanotubes in mineralized silica...  

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supported carbon nanotubes in mineralized silica-wood composites. Synthesis of supported carbon nanotubes in mineralized silica-wood composites. Abstract: Multiwall carbon...

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Carbon nanotubes decorated with Pt nanoparticles via electrostatic...  

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nanotubes decorated with Pt nanoparticles via electrostatic self-assembly: a highly active oxygen reduction Carbon nanotubes decorated with Pt nanoparticles via electrostatic...

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Biogenic formation of photoactive arsenic-sulfide nanotubes by...  

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formation of photoactive arsenic-sulfide nanotubes by Shewanella sp. strain HN-41 . Biogenic formation of photoactive arsenic-sulfide nanotubes by Shewanella sp. strain HN-41 ....

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Deposition of Platinum Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes by Supercriti...  

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Deposition of Platinum Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes by Supercritical Fluid Method. Deposition of Platinum Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes by Supercritical Fluid Method....

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Hydrogen-bond acidic functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with...  

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Hydrogen-bond acidic functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with covalently-bound hexafluoroisopropanol groups. Hydrogen-bond acidic functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with...

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Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) for the Development of Electrochemical...  

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(CNTs) for the Development of Electrochemical Biosensors . Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) for the Development of Electrochemical Biosensors . Abstract: Carbon nanotube (CNT) is a very...

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Band-Gap Engineering of Carbon Nanotubes with Grain Boundaries...  

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Band-Gap Engineering of Carbon Nanotubes with Grain Boundaries. Band-Gap Engineering of Carbon Nanotubes with Grain Boundaries. Abstract: Structure and electronic properties of...

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Cathodoluminescence from a device of carbon nanotube-field emission...  

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Cathodoluminescence from a device of carbon nanotube-field emission display with ZnO nanocluster phosphor. Cathodoluminescence from a device of carbon nanotube-field emission...

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Quantum transport and field-induced superconductivity in carbon nanotubes.  

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?? For my thesis, I conducted experiments to investigate superconductivity and superconducting proximity effect in carbon nanotubes. The measurements are carried out on carbon nanotube… (more)

Yang, Yanfei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar two: A molten salt power tower demonstration  

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A consortium of United States utility concerns led by the Southern California Edison Company (SCE) is conducting a cooperative project with the US Department of Energy (DOE), Sandia National Laboratories, and industry to convert the 10-MW Solar One Power Tower Pilot Plant to molten nitrate salt technology. The conversion involves installation of a new receiver, a new thermal storage system, and a new steam generator; it utilizes Solar One`s heliostat field and turbine generator. Successful operation of the converted plant, called Solar Two, will reduce economic risks in building initial commercial power tow projects and accelerate the commercial acceptance of this promising renewable energy technology. The estimated cost of Solar Two, including its three-year test period, is $48.5 million. The plant will begin operation in early 1996.

Tyner, C.E. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sutherland, J.P. [Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA (United States); Gould, W.R. Jr. [Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, CA (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon dioxide emission reduction using molten carbonate fuel cell systems  

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Abstract The contribution of the molten carbonate fuel cell system (MCFCs) to carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction in power application is analyzed. \\{MCFCs\\} can separate and concentrate CO2 emitted from traditional thermal power plants (PPs) without reducing the plant's overall energy efficiency. \\{MCFCs\\} can also be used by itself as an effective CO2 separator or concentrator by managing the anode gas stream to increase the heat utilization of the system. The CO2 separated and concentrated by \\{MCFCs\\} is most effectively captured by condensation. \\{MCFCs\\} is currently used as a CO2 separator only to a limited extent due to its high cost and relatively small scale operation. However, \\{MCFCs\\} will substantially contribute to reduce CO2 emissions in power generation applications in the near future.

Jung-Ho Wee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Nonmetal-metal transition in metal–molten-salt solutions  

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The method of ab initio molecular dynamics, based on finite-temperature density-functional theory, is used to study the nonmetal-metal transition in two different metal–molten-salt solutions, Kx(KCl)1-x and Nax(NaBr)1-x. As the excess metal concentration is increased the electronic density becomes delocalized and percolating conducting paths are formed, making a significant dc electrical conductivity possible. This marks the onset of the metallic regime. By calculating several electronic and structural properties, remarkable differences between the two solutions are observed. The anomalous behavior of Nax(NaBr)1-x, typical of all the Na-NaX solutions, is found to be related to the strong attractive interaction between the sodium ions and the excess electrons. © 1996 The American Physical Society.

Pier Luigi Silvestrelli; Ali Alavi; Michele Parrinello; Daan Frenkel

1996-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten Salt Test Loop (MSTL) system customer interface document.  

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The National Solar Thermal Test Facility at Sandia National Laboratories has a unique test capability called the Molten Salt Test Loop (MSTL) system. MSTL is a test capability that allows customers and researchers to test components in flowing, molten nitrate salt. The components tested can range from materials samples, to individual components such as flex hoses, ball joints, and valves, up to full solar collecting systems such as central receiver panels, parabolic troughs, or linear Fresnel systems. MSTL provides realistic conditions similar to a portion of a concentrating solar power facility. The facility currently uses 60/40 nitrate %E2%80%9Csolar salt%E2%80%9D and can circulate the salt at pressure up to 40 bar (600psi), temperature to 585%C2%B0C, and flow rate of 44-50kg/s(400-600GPM) depending on temperature. The purpose of this document is to provide a basis for customers to evaluate the applicability to their testing needs, and to provide an outline of expectations for conducting testing on MSTL. The document can serve as the basis for testing agreements including Work for Others (WFO) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA). While this document provides the basis for these agreements and describes some of the requirements for testing using MSTL and on the site at Sandia, the document is not sufficient by itself as a test agreement. The document, however, does provide customers with a uniform set of information to begin the test planning process.

Gill, David Dennis; Kolb, William J.; Briggs, Ronald D.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of removal of heavy metal from molten salt in IFR fuel pyroprocessing  

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An electrochemical method of separating heavy metal values from a radioactive molten salt including Li halide at temperatures of about 500{degree}C. The method comprises positioning a solid Li-Cd alloy anode in the molten salt containing the heavy metal values, positioning a Cd-containing cathode or a solid cathode positioned above a catch crucible in the molten salt to recover the heavy metal values, establishing a voltage drop between the anode and the cathode to deposit material at the cathode to reduce the concentration of heavy metals in the salt, and controlling the deposition rate at the cathode by controlling the current between the anode and cathode.

Gay, E.C.

1993-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of removal of heavy metal from molten salt in IFR fuel pyroprocessing  

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An electrochemical method of separating heavy metal values from a radioactive molten salt including Li halide at temperatures of about 500.degree. C. The method comprises positioning a solid Li--Cd alloy anode in the molten salt containing the heavy metal values, positioning a Cd-containing cathode or a solid cathode positioned above a catch crucible in the molten salt to recover the heavy metal values, establishing a voltage drop between the anode and the cathode to deposit material at the cathode to reduce the concentration of heavy metals in the salt, and controlling the deposition rate at the cathode by controlling the current between the anode and cathode.

Gay, Eddie C. (Park Forest, IL)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Interlayer spacings in carbon nanotubes  

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Electron and x-ray-diffraction studies of nanotubes have revealed that the distances between the graphitic sheets are larger by a few percent than those in bulk graphite. The mean value of the interlayer spacings is 0.344±0.001 nm.

Yahachi Saito; Tadanobu Yoshikawa; Shunji Bandow; Masato Tomita; Takayoshi Hayashi

1993-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

243

Method for synthesizing carbon nanotubes  

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A method for preparing a precursor solution for synthesis of carbon nanomaterials, where a polar solvent is added to at least one block copolymer and at least one carbohydrate compound, and the precursor solution is processed using a self-assembly process and subsequent heating to form nanoporous carbon films, porous carbon nanotubes, and porous carbon nanoparticles.

Fan, Hongyou

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

244

Reversal modes in magnetic nanotubes  

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The magnetic switching of ferromagnetic nanotubes is investigated as a function of their geometry. Two independent methods are used: Numerical simulations and analytical calculations. It is found that for long tubes the reversal of magnetization is achieved by two mechanism: The propagation of a transverse or a vortex domain wall depending on the internal and external radii of the tube.

P. Landeros; S. Allende; J. Escrig; E. Salcedo; D. Altbir; E. E. Vogel

2006-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

245

Terahertz detection and carbon nanotubes  

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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications.

Leonard, Francois

2014-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

246

Terahertz detection and carbon nanotubes  

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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications.

Leonard, Francois

2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

247

Telescopic nanotube device for hot nanolithography  

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A device for maintaining a constant tip-surface distance for producing nanolithography patterns on a surface using a telescopic nanotube for hot nanolithography. An outer nanotube is attached to an AFM cantilever opposite a support end. An inner nanotube is telescopically disposed within the outer nanotube. The tip of the inner nanotube is heated to a sufficiently high temperature and brought in the vicinity of the surface. Heat is transmitted to the surface for thermal imprinting. Because the inner tube moves telescopically along the outer nanotube axis, a tip-surface distance is maintained constant due to the vdW force interaction, which in turn eliminates the need of an active feedback loop.

Popescu, Adrian; Woods, Lilia M

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

248

Method of making carbon nanotube composite materials  

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The present invention is a method of making a composite polymeric material by dissolving a vinyl thermoplastic polymer, un-functionalized carbon nanotubes and hydroxylated carbon nanotubes and optionally additives in a solvent to make a solution and removing at least a portion of the solvent after casting onto a substrate to make thin films. The material has enhanced conductivity properties due to the blending of the un-functionalized and hydroxylated carbon nanotubes.

O'Bryan, Gregory; Skinner, Jack L; Vance, Andrew; Yang, Elaine Lai; Zifer, Thomas

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

249

Carbon nanotubes : synthesis, characterization, and applications.  

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??Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) possess exceptional material properties, making them desirable for use in a variety of applications. In this work, CNTs were grown using two… (more)

Deck, Christian Peter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Nanohoops: Molecular Templates for Precision Nanotube...  

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build carbon-ring "nanohoops," molecular building blocks for the formation of carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanohoops might serve as seeds, or templates, for the efficient and...

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Thermoelectric ŤFabrics? based on carbon nanotube composites...  

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based on carbon nanotube composites Composite films of multi-walled carbon nanotubespolyvinylidene fluoride layered into multiple element modules, results in...

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Raman spectroscopy of metallic carbon nanotubes  

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Metallic carbon nanotubes are one dimensional conductors that are both technologically promising for electronic applications, and scientifically interesting for studying the physics of low dimensional materials. In this ...

Farhat, Hootan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Processable Cyclic Peptide Nanotubes with Tunable Interiors ...  

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Processable Cyclic Peptide Nanotubes with Tunable Interiors Previous Next List Rami Hourani, Chen Zhang, Rob van der Weegen, Luis Ruiz, Changyi Li, Sinan Keten, Brett A. Helms, and...

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Nanotube Composite Anode Materials | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Nanotube Composite Anode Materials Technology available for licensng: A composite material suitable for use in an anode for a lithium-ion battery Reduces manufacturing costs....

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Numerical simulation and modeling of carbon nanotubes.  

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??The discovery of carbon nanotubes has triggered a significant amount of interest. Since then, much research has been done on these new forms of carbon… (more)

Wong, Chee How.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

CHEMICAL MODIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CARBON NANOTUBES.  

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??Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are a relatively new allotrope of carbon that possess very unique and exciting physical characteristics. However, much is still unknown regarding their… (more)

Cassity, Kelby Brandan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Project Profile: Novel Molten Salts Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power Generation  

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The University of Alabama, under the Thermal Storage FOA, is developing thermal energy storage (TES) media consisting of low melting point (LMP) molten salt with high TES density for sensible heat storage systems.

258

Molten Carbonate and Phosphoric Acid Stationary Fuel Cells: Overview and Gap Analysis  

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This report describes the technical and cost gap analysis performed to identify pathways for reducing the costs of molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) and phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) stationary fuel cell power plants.

259

Conductivity measurements of molten metal oxides and their evaluation in a Direct Carbon Fuel Cell (DCFC)  

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ABSTRACT Since Direct Carbon Fuel Cell (DCFC) technology is in a beginning stage, emphasis should be laid on addressing the fundamental aspects. A molten electrolyte is required to facilitate ionic contact between solid ...

Yarlagadda, Venkata Raviteja

2011-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

260

A new anode material for oxygen evolution in molten oxide electrolysis  

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Molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) is an electrometallurgical technique that enables the direct production of metal in the liquid state from oxide feedstock and compared with traditional methods of extractive metallurgy offers ...

Allanore, Antoine

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261

Conceptual Design of Molten Salt Loop Experiment for MIT Research Reactor  

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Molten salt is a promising coolant candidate for Advanced High Temperature Reactor (AHTR) Gen-IV designs. The low neutron absorption, high thermal capacity, chemical inertness, and high boiling point at low pressure of ...

Bean, Malcolm K.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

E-Print Network 3.0 - acid molten globule Sample Search Results  

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B of Staphylococcal Protein A: Implication for the Origin of the Cooperativity of Protein Folding Summary: into a molten globule-like state from the coil state, the new model...

263

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Transport Properties of Molten Transuranic Chloride Salts  

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The Accelerator Research Laboratory at Texas A&M is proposing a design for accelerator-driven subcritical fission in molten salt (ADSMS), a system that destroys the transuranic elements in used nuclear fuel. The transuranics (TRU) are the most...

Baty, Austin Alan

2013-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

264

Molten Carbonate and Phosphoric Acid Stationary Fuel Cells: Overview and Gap Analysis  

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This report describes the technical and cost gap analysis performed to identify pathways for reducing the costs of molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) and phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) stationary fuel cell power plants.

Remick, R.; Wheeler, D.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Molten Metal Solidifies into a New Kind of Glass | Advanced Photon...  

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Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Molten Metal Solidifies into a New Kind of Glass JULY 25, 2013 Bookmark and Share Microstructure of an Al91Fe7Si2 alloy after electron...

266

Chronopotentiometry of Sm(II) and Pm(III) in molten LiCl-KCl eutectic.  

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??Samarium (III) and promethium (III) were studied by chronopotentiometry in a molten LiCl-KC1 eutectic. Tungsten electrodes were used to avoid alloying effects encountered with platinum… (more)

Nixon, Richard Allen

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Removal of H{sub 2}S using molten carbonate at high temperature  

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Highlights: • The performance of molten carbonate for the removal of H{sub 2}S improves at higher temperatures. • The degree of H{sub 2}S removal is significantly affected by the CO{sub 2} concentration in syngas. • Addition of carbon elements, such as char and tar, decrease the negative effects of CO{sub 2}. • Continuous addition of carbon elements into molten carbonate enables continuous desulfurization. • Desulfurization using molten carbonate is suitable for gasification gas. - Abstract: Gasification is considered to be an effective process for energy conversion from various sources such as coal, biomass, and waste. Cleanup of the hot syngas produced by such a process may improve the thermal efficiency of the overall gasification system. Therefore, the cleanup of hot syngas from biomass gasification using molten carbonate is investigated in bench-scale tests. Molten carbonate acts as an absorbent during desulfurization and dechlorination and as a thermal catalyst for tar cracking. In this study, the performance of molten carbonate for removing H{sub 2}S was evaluated. The temperature of the molten carbonate was set within the range from 800 to 1000 °C. It is found that the removal of H{sub 2}S is significantly affected by the concentration of CO{sub 2} in the syngas. When only a small percentage of CO{sub 2} is present, desulfurization using molten carbonate is inadequate. However, when carbon elements, such as char and tar, are continuously supplied, H{sub 2}S removal can be maintained at a high level. To confirm the performance of the molten carbonate gas-cleaning system, purified biogas was used as a fuel in power generation tests with a molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC). The fuel cell is a high-performance sensor for detecting gaseous impurities. When purified gas from a gas-cleaning reactor was continuously supplied to the fuel cell, the cell voltage remained stable. Thus, the molten carbonate gas-cleaning reactor was found to afford good gas-cleaning performance.

Kawase, Makoto, E-mail: kawase@criepi.denken.or.jp; Otaka, Maromu

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

268

Advanced Thermal Storage System with Novel Molten Salt: December 8, 2011 - April 30, 2013  

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Final technical progress report of Halotechnics Subcontract No. NEU-2-11979-01. Halotechnics has demonstrated an advanced thermal energy storage system with a novel molten salt operating at 700 degrees C. The molten salt and storage system will enable the use of advanced power cycles such as supercritical steam and supercritical carbon dioxide in next generation CSP plants. The salt consists of low cost, earth abundant materials.

Jonemann, M.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

ccsd00001984, Selective production of metallic carbon nanotubes  

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ccsd­00001984, version 1 ­ 18 Oct 2004 Selective production of metallic carbon nanotubes Yasushi- type nanotubes (metallic character) evaluated using the previous Huckel-Poisson method can be applied at the tip of a nanotube in a realistic system. Setting the cross-section of a nanotube and the external #12

270

Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of suspended single-wall carbon nanotubes  

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Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of suspended single-wall carbon nanotubes B. J. LeRoy,a) S. G-wall carbon nanotubes that are freely suspended over a trench. The nanotubes were grown by chemical vapor on the freestanding portions of the nanotubes. Spatially resolved spectroscopy on the suspended portion of both

Dekker, Cees

271

Carbon Nanotube GHz Nano-Resonator Shengdong Li1  

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Carbon Nanotube GHz Nano-Resonator Shengdong Li1 , Zhen Yu1 , Sheng-Feng Yen1 , Peter J. Burke1 walled carbon nanotube. Both semiconducting and metallic nanotubes are measured. Using a semiconducting signal processing components based on carbon nanotubes. Index Terms -- Nanotechnology, Resonators, Tuning

Tang, William C

272

Hydrogen Raman shifts in carbon nanotubes from molecular dynamics simulation  

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Hydrogen Raman shifts in carbon nanotubes from molecular dynamics simulation S.J.V. Frankland *, D hydrogen in individual single-shell carbon nanotubes and nanotube ropes using a semiclassical model. The calculations predict that isolated hydrogen molecules inside of nanotubes have a Raman frequency that increases

Brenner, Donald W.

273

Method for nano-pumping using carbon nanotubes  

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The present invention relates generally to the field of nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes and, more specifically, to a method and system for nano-pumping media through carbon nanotubes. One preferred embodiment of the invention generally comprises: method for nano-pumping, comprising the following steps: providing one or more media; providing one or more carbon nanotubes, the one or more nanotubes having a first end and a second end, wherein said first end of one or more nanotubes is in contact with the media; and creating surface waves on the carbon nanotubes, wherein at least a portion of the media is pumped through the nanotube.

Insepov, Zeke (Darien, IL); Hassanein, Ahmed (Bolingbrook, IL)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

274

Sagnac interference in carbon nanotubes  

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The Sagnac interference mode arises when two interfering counterpropogating beams traverse a loop, but with their velocities detuned by a small amount 2u, with vR/L=vF±u. In this paper we perform a perturbative nonequilibrium calculation of Sagnac interference in single-channel wires as well as armchair nanotube loops. We study the dependence of the Sagnac conductance oscillations on temperature and interactions. We find that the Sagnac interference is not destroyed by strong interactions, but becomes weakly dependent on the velocity detuning u. In armchairs nanotubes with typical interaction strength, 0.25?g?0.5, we find that the necessary temperature for observing the interference effect, TSAG is also only weakly dependent on the interaction, and is enhanced by a factor of 8 relative to the temperature necessary for observing Fabry-Pérot interference in the same system, TFP.

Waheb Bishara; Gil Refael; Marc Bockrath

2008-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

275

Longitudinal solitons in carbon nanotubes  

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We present results on soliton excitations in carbon nanotubes (CNT’s) using Brenner’s many-body potential. Our numerical simulations demonstrate high soliton stability in (10,10) CNT’s. The interactions of solitons and solitary excitation with CNT defect are found to be inelastic if the excitations and defects length scales are comparable, resulting in a substantial part of soliton energy being distributed inhomogeneously over the defect bonds. In these solitary-excitation–cap collisions the local energy of a few bonds in the cap can exceed the average energy by an order of magnitude and more. This phenomenon, denoted the “Tsunami effect,” can contribute dynamically to the recently proposed “kinky chemistry.” We also present results of changes in the local density of states and variations in the atomic partial charges estimated at different time instants of the solitary-excitation Tsunami at the nanotube cap.

T. Yu. Astakhova; O. D. Gurin; M. Menon; G. A. Vinogradov

2001-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

276

Impurity resonances in carbon nanotubes  

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Analytical expressions are derived for the self-energies of electrons in carbon nanotubes while interacting with impurity atoms. Results are reported for armchair and zigzag tubes. It is shown that the impurity causes a bound electron donor or acceptor state beneath every semiconductor band edge. If the tubes are metallic, these bound states become resonance states. The analytical formulas give resonance shapes in good agreement with former numerical calculations.

G. D. Mahan

2004-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

277

Polarons in Suspended Carbon Nanotubes  

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We prove theoretically the possibility of electric-field controlled polaron formation involving flexural (bending) modes in suspended carbon nanotubes. Upon increasing the field, the ground state of the system with a single extra electron undergoes a first-order phase transition between an extended state and a localized polaron state. For a common experimental setup, the threshold electric field is only of the order of ?5×10-2??V/?m.

I. Snyman and Yu. V. Nazarov

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

278

Flexure modes in carbon nanotubes  

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Phonons are calculated for single wall carbon nanotubes. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors are presented for armchair and zig-zag tubes. The model contains just three adjustable spring constants: two for first and second nearest neighbor directed bonds, and a third for radial bond-bending interactions. There are four low frequency modes at long wavelength: a longitudinal acoustical, a torsional mode, and two flexure modes.

G. D. Mahan and Gun Sang Jeon

2004-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

279

Rabi Waves in Carbon Nanotubes  

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QED-model for the multichain qubit system with interactions of qubits and chains between themselves on the example of the system of $\\sigma$-polarons in carbon zigzag nanotubes, interacting with quantized EM-field, is considered analytically. The possibility of experimental detection of Rabi waves in conventional stationary optical experiments for any quasi-1D system with strong electron-photon interaction is predicted.

Alla Dovlatova; Dmitry Yearchuck

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

280

Carbon Nanotubes in a Photonic Metamaterial  

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Hybridization of single-walled carbon nanotubes with plasmonic metamaterials leads to photonic media with an exceptionally strong ultrafast nonlinearity. This behavior is underpinned by strong coupling of the nanotube excitonic response to the weakly radiating Fano-type resonant plasmonic modes that can be tailored by metamaterial design.

Andrey E. Nikolaenko; Francesco De Angelis; Stuart A. Boden; Nikitas Papasimakis; Peter Ashburn; Enzo Di Fabrizio; Nikolay I. Zheludev

2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Curvilinear lattice in chiral carbon nanotubes  

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In this paper, the energy bands of chiral-type single-walled carbon nanotubes are studied employing a new curvilinear lattice theory and its reciprocal lattice aided by the spherical triangle theory. In this theory, the notion of a distance law is introduced ... Keywords: Bandgap, carbon nanotubes, curvilinear lattice, distance law

Ming Zang; K. K. Tamma

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Scaling of Excitons in Carbon Nanotubes  

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Light emission from carbon nanotubes is expected to be dominated by excitonic recombination. Here we calculate the properties of excitons in nanotubes embedded in a dielectric, for a wide range of tube radii and dielectric environments. We find that simple scaling relationships give a good description of the binding energy, exciton size, and oscillator strength.

Vasili Perebeinos; J. Tersoff; Phaedon Avouris

2004-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

283

Sacrificial template method of fabricating a nanotube  

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Methods of fabricating uniform nanotubes are described in which nanotubes were synthesized as sheaths over nanowire templates, such as using a chemical vapor deposition process. For example, single-crystalline zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires are utilized as templates over which gallium nitride (GaN) is epitaxially grown. The ZnO templates are then removed, such as by thermal reduction and evaporation. The completed single-crystalline GaN nanotubes preferably have inner diameters ranging from 30 nm to 200 nm, and wall thicknesses between 5 and 50 nm. Transmission electron microscopy studies show that the resultant nanotubes are single-crystalline with a wurtzite structure, and are oriented along the <001> direction. The present invention exemplifies single-crystalline nanotubes of materials with a non-layered crystal structure. Similar "epitaxial-casting" approaches could be used to produce arrays and single-crystalline nanotubes of other solid materials and semiconductors. Furthermore, the fabrication of multi-sheath nanotubes are described as well as nanotubes having multiple longitudinal segments.

Yang, Peidong (Berkeley, CA); He, Rongrui (Berkeley, CA); Goldberger, Joshua (Berkeley, CA); Fan, Rong (El Cerrito, CA); Wu, Yi-Ying (Albany, CA); Li, Deyu (Albany, CA); Majumdar, Arun (Orinda, CA)

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Carbon Nanotube DNA Sensor and Sensing Mechanism  

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Carbon Nanotube DNA Sensor and Sensing Mechanism Xiaowu Tang,*,, Sarunya Bansaruntip, Nozomi; Revised Manuscript Received June 7, 2006 ABSTRACT We report the fabrication of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) DNA sensors and the sensing mechanism. The simple and generic protocol for label

Le Roy, Robert J.

285

Strong, Transparent, Multifunctional, Carbon Nanotube Sheets  

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...anisotropic electronically conducting aerogel that can be densified into...fabricated from a nanotube aerogel (7), by Langmuir-Blodgett...from oleum (9), and by spin coating (10). We produced highly oriented...contacting nanotube sheets. The aerogel sheet regions under the aqueous...

Mei Zhang; Shaoli Fang; Anvar A. Zakhidov; Sergey B. Lee; Ali E. Aliev; Christopher D. Williams; Ken R. Atkinson; Ray H. Baughman

2005-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

286

Theory of carbon nanotube growth  

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The kinetics of carbon nanotube growth under arc discharge conditions were investigated over different length and time scales using complementary numerical techniques. Relaxation by ab initio molecular dynamics (Car-Parrinello method) shows that large electric fields present at the tube tips are not the critical factor responsible for the open-ended growth observed experimentally. Classical molecular-dynamics simulations using realistic many-body carbon-carbon potentials show that wide tubes that are initially open can continue to grow straight and maintain an all-hexagonal structure. However, tubes narrower than a critical diameter, estimated to be about ?3 nm, readily nucleate curved, pentagonal structures that lead to tube closure with further addition of atoms. Very narrow tubes can be grown, however, if a small metal particle prevents tube closure. This effect was simulated explicitly by kinetic Monte Carlo methods. Monte Carlo simulations were also used to study nanotube growth over longer time scales. The resulting structures are in agreement with the above growth scenario, and provide an estimate for the lowest tube tip temperature necessary for the growth of nanotubes.

A. Maiti; C. J. Brabec; C. Roland; J. Bernholc

1995-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

287

Symmetry Properties of Single-Walled BC2N Nanotubes  

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The symmetry properties of the single-walled BC2N nanotubes were investigated. All the BC2N nanotubes possess nonsymmorphic line groups. In contrast with the carbon and boron nitride nanotubes, armchair and zigzag BC2N nanotubes belong to different line groups, depending on the index n (even or odd) and the vector chosen. The number of Raman- active phonon modes is almost twice that of the infrared-active phonon modes for all kinds of BC2N nanotubes.

Pan, Hui [ORNL; Feng, Yuan Ping [National University of Singapore; Lin, Jainyi [Institute of Chemical and Engineering, Singapore

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Finite Element Modelling and Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Carbon nanotubes/ Polymer Composites  

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Modeling of single-walled carbon nanotubes, multi-walled nanotubes and nanotube reinforced polymer composites using both the Finite Element method and the Molecular Dynamic simulation technique is presented. Nanotubes subjected to mechanical loading...

Gaddamanugu, Dhatri

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

289

Performance of molten salt solar power towers in Chile  

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Chile is facing important challenges to develop its energy sector. Estimations demonstrate that in its electricity consumption Chile will grow at an annual rate of 4.6% until 2030 despite ongoing efficiency improvements. To satisfy this demand in a sustainable way the national energy policy promotes the integration of novel and clean power generation into the national power mix with special emphasis on concentrated solar power (CSP). The present paper assesses the development of solar-based electricity generation in Chile by CSP achieved by a Solar Power Tower plant (SPT) using molten salt as heat carrier and store. Such SPTs can be installed at different locations in Chile and connected to the main national grid. Results show that each SPT plant can generate around 76 GWh el of net electricity when considering solar irradiation as the sole energy source and at a 16% overall efficiency of the SPT process. For operation in a continuous mode a hybrid configuration with integrated gas backup system increases the generating potential of each SPT to 135 GWh el . A preliminary Levelized Energy Cost (LEC) calculation provides LEC values between 0.15 and 0.18 $/kWh as function of the overall process efficiency and estimated investment cost. Chile's solar irradiation favors the implementation of SPT plants.

G. Cáceres; N. Anrique; A. Girard; J. Degrčve; J. Baeyens; H. L. Zhang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

CARBON NANOTUBES: PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS  

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Carbon nanotubes were discovered in 1991 as a minority byproduct of fullerene synthesis. Remarkable progress has been made in the ensuing years, including the discovery of two basic types of nanotubes (single-wall and multi-wall), great strides in synthesis and purification, elucidation of many fundamental physical properties, and important steps towards practical applications. Both the underlying science and technological potential of SWNT can profitably be studied at the scale of individual tubes and on macroscopic assemblies such as fibers. Experiments on single tubes directly reveal many of the predicted quantum confinement and mechanical properties. Semiconductor nanowires have many features in common with nanotubes, and many of the same fundamental and practical issues are in play – quantum confinement and its effect on properties; possible device structures and circuit architectures; thermal management; optimal synthesis, defect morphology and control, etc. In 2000 we began a small effort in this direction, conducted entirely by undergraduates with minimal consumables support from this grant. With DOE-BES approval, this grew into a project in parallel with the carbon nanotube work, in which we studied of inorganic semiconductor nanowire growth, characterization and novel strategies for electronic and electromechanical device fabrication. From the beginnings of research on carbon nanotubes, one of the major applications envisioned was hydrogen storage for fuel-cell powered cars and trucks. Subsequent theoretical models gave mixed results, the most pessimistic indicating that the fundamental H2-SWNT interaction was similar to flat graphite (physisorption) with only modest binding energies implying cryogenic operation at best. New material families with encouraging measured properties have emerged, and materials modeling has gained enormously in predictive power, sophistication, and the ability to treat a realistically representative number of atoms. One of the new materials, highly porous carbide-derived carbons (CDC), is the subject of an add-on to this grant awarded to myself and Taner Yildirim (NIST). Results from the add-on led eventually to a new 3-year award DE-FG02-08ER46522 “From Fundamental Understanding to Predicting New Nanomaterials for High Capacity Hydrogen Storage”, $1000K, (05/31/2008 - 05/01/2011) with Taner Yildirim and myself as co-PI’s.

Fischer, John, E.

2009-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

291

Factors affecting the discharge lifetime of lithium-molten nitrate thermal battery cells using soluble cathode materials  

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The use of soluble cathode materials in molten nitrate electrolyte thermal battery cells presents several problems related to cathode...? rich separator layer.

G. E. McManis; A. N. Fletcher; M. H. Miles

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Development of Molten Corium Using An Exothermic Chemical Reaction for the Molten- Fuel Moderator-Interaction Studies at Chalk River Laboratories  

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Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has partnered with Argonne National Laboratory to develop a corium thermite prototypical of Candu material and test the concept of ejecting {approx}25 kg of the molten material from a pressure tube with a driving pressure of 10 MPa. This development program has been completed and the technology transferred to AECL. Preparation for the molten-fuel moderator-interaction tests at AECL's Chalk River Laboratories is well underway. A mixture of 0.582 U/0.077 U{sub 3}O{sub 8}/0.151 Zr/0.19 CrO{sub 3} (wt%) as reactant chemicals has been demonstrated to produce a corium consisting of 0.73 UO{sub 2}/0.11 Zr/0.06 ZrO{sub 2}/0.10 Cr (wt%) at {approx}2400 deg. C. This is comparable to the target Candu specific corium of 0.9 UO{sub 2}/0.1 Zr (wt%), with limited oxidation. The peak melt temperature was confirmed from small-scale thermitic reaction tests. Several small-scale tests were completed to qualify the thermite to ensure operational safety and a quantifiable experimental outcome. The proposed molten-fuel moderator-interaction experiments at Chalk River Laboratories will consist of heating the thermite mixture inside a 1.14-m long insulated pressure tube. Once the molten material has reached the desired temperature of {approx}2400 deg. C, the pressure inside the tube will be raised to about 10 MPa, and the pressure tube will fail at a pre-machined flaw, ejecting the molten material into the surrounding tank of water. The test apparatus, instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems have been assembled, and a series of successful commissioning tests have been completed. (authors)

Nitheanandan, T.; Sanderson, D.B.; Kyle, G. [Chalk River Laboratories, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River, Ontario, K0J 1J0 (Canada); Farmer, M. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700, S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Materials considerations for molten salt accelerator-based plutonium conversion systems  

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A Molten-Salt Reactor Program for power applications was initiated at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1956. In 1965 the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) went critical and was successfully operated for several years. Operation of the MSRE revealed two deficiencies in the Hastelloy N alloy that had been developed specifically for molten-salt systems. The alloy embrittled at elevated temperatures as a result of exposure to thermal neutrons (radiation damage) and grain boundary embrittlement occurred in materials to fuel salt. Intergranular cracking was found to be associated with fission products, viz. tellurium. An improved Hastelloy N composition was subsequently developed that had better resistance to both of these problems. However, the discovery that fission product cracking could be significantly decreased by making the salt sufficiently reducing offers the prospect of improved compatibility with molten salts containing fission products and resistance to radiation damage in ABC applications. Recommendations are made regarding the types of corrosion tests and mechanistic studies needed to qualify materials for operation with PuF{sub 3}-containing molten salts.

DeVan, J.H.; DiStefano, J.R.; Eatherly, W.P.; Keiser, J.R.; Klueh, R.L.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Properties of copper/graphite/carbon nanotubes composite reinforced by carbon nanotubes  

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Electroless Cu plating was used for flake G powder and CNTs, Cu–G–CNTs (copper/graphite/carbon nanotubes) composites were manufactured by means of powder...

Xin-Ying Liu; Xiong-Zhi Xiang; Fei Niu; Xiao-Jun Bai

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Collective resonances in carbon nanotubes  

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A theory is presented to study the plasma oscillations of the full ?+? electron system of carbon nanotubes. Cylindrical charge density was supposed to represent the electron distribution within the shells of the tubule and an integral equation is derived for the perturbation caused by an external electric field. From the solution of this equation the dynamical dipole polarizability is calculated in the energy range above 10 eV. For single-shell nanotubes a double-peaked spectrum resulted resembling the slow tangential and the fast radial dipole active mode of a classical spherical shell of finite width. The peak positions are around 17 and 22 eV for the smallest tubule radius and with increasing radius the low-energy peak shifts to a lower energy, the high-energy peak to a higher energy. For multishell nanotubes a strong shell-shell interaction is found, as a result of which the double-peaked structure of the innermost shell will be the dominant part in the imaginary part of the polarizability. With increasing shell number the low-energy peak shifts to a higher energy, the high-energy peak to lower energy; this is just the opposite tendency found in the radius dependence. For a large enough shell number the two peaks coincide at about 19 eV, and this value is independent of the radius of the innermost shell. Although the numbers mentioned may vary within 3–4 eV depending on the parameters of our models, the tendencies are in overall agreement with the existing electron energy loss spectroscopy measurements and with other theoretical predictions.

B. Vasvári

1997-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

296

Scaling of the conductance in gold nanotubes  

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A new form of gold nanobridges has been recently observed in ultrahigh-vacuum experiments, where gold atoms rearrange to build helical nanotubes, akin in some respects to carbon nanotubes. The good reproducibility of these wires and their unexpected stability allow for conductance measurements and make them promising candidates for future applications. We present here a study of the transport properties of these nanotubes in order to understand the role of chirality and of the different orbitals in quantum transport observables. The conductance per atomic row shows a light decreasing trend as the diameter grows, which is also shown through an analytical formula based on a one-orbital model.

Miriam del Valle; Carlos Tejedor; Gianaurelio Cuniberti

2006-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

297

Methods for producing reinforced carbon nanotubes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods for producing reinforced carbon nanotubes having a plurality of microparticulate carbide or oxide materials formed substantially on the surface of such reinforced carbon nanotubes composite materials are disclosed. In particular, the present invention provides reinforced carbon nanotubes (CNTs) having a plurality of boron carbide nanolumps formed substantially on a surface of the reinforced CNTs that provide a reinforcing effect on CNTs, enabling their use as effective reinforcing fillers for matrix materials to give high-strength composites. The present invention also provides methods for producing such carbide reinforced CNTs.

Ren, Zhifen (Newton, MA); Wen, Jian Guo (Newton, MA); Lao, Jing Y. (Chestnut Hill, MA); Li, Wenzhi (Brookline, MA)

2008-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

298

Carbon nanotube fiber spun from wetted ribbon  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber of carbon nanotubes was prepared by a wet-spinning method involving drawing carbon nanotubes away from a substantially aligned, supported array of carbon nanotubes to form a ribbon, wetting the ribbon with a liquid, and spinning a fiber from the wetted ribbon. The liquid can be a polymer solution and after forming the fiber, the polymer can be cured. The resulting fiber has a higher tensile strength and higher conductivity compared to dry-spun fibers and to wet-spun fibers prepared by other methods.

Zhu, Yuntian T; Arendt, Paul; Zhang, Xiefei; Li, Qingwen; Fu, Lei; Zheng, Lianxi

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

299

Hydrogenation of single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Towards the development of a useful mechanism for hydrogen storage, we have studied the hydrogenation of single-walled carbon nanotubes with atomic hydrogen using core-level photoelectron spectroscopy and x-ray absorption spectroscopy. We find that atomic hydrogen creates C-H bonds with the carbon atoms in the nanotube walls and such C-H bonds can be com-pletely broken by heating to 600 oC. We demonstrate approximately 65+/-15 at % hydrogenation of carbon atoms in the single-walled carbon nanotubes which is equivalent to 5.1+/-1.2 weight % hydrogen capacity. We also show that the hydrogenation is a reversible process.

Anton Nikitin; Hirohito Ogasawara; David Mann; Reinhard Denecke; Zhiyong Zhang; Hongjie Dai; KJ Cho; Anders Nilsson

2005-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

300

Coated carbon nanotube array electrodes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) electrode materials comprising aligned CNT substrates coated with an electrically conducting polymer, and the fabrication of electrodes for use in high performance electrical energy storage devices. In particular, the present invention provides conductive CNTs electrode material whose electrical properties render them especially suitable for use in high efficiency rechargeable batteries. The present invention also provides methods for obtaining surface modified conductive CNT electrode materials comprising an array of individual linear, aligned CNTs having a uniform surface coating of an electrically conductive polymer such as polypyrrole, and their use in electrical energy storage devices.

Ren, Zhifeng (Newton, MA); Wen, Jian (Newton, MA); Chen, Jinghua (Chestnut Hill, MA); Huang, Zhongping (Belmont, MA); Wang, Dezhi (Wellesley, MA)

2008-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Growth model for carbon nanotubes  

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Evidence is presented, through high-resolution electron microscopy images, for the open-end growth of carbon nanotubes. Terminations of incomplete layers of carbon, seen on the tube surfaces and cone tips, suggest that the extension and thickening of the tubes occur by the island growth of graphite basal planes on existing tube surfaces. The nucleation of positive (pentagons) and negative (heptagons) disclinations on open tube ends results in changes of growth directions, producing different morphologies. A novel structure that shows complete ‘‘turn around growth,’’ involving pentagon-heptagon pairs, of the tubular assemblies is presented.

Sumio Iijima; P. M. Ajayan; T. Ichihashi

1992-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

302

Quantum Entanglement in Carbon Nanotubes  

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With the surge of research in quantum information, the issue of producing entangled states has gained prominence. Here, we show that judiciously bringing together two systems of strongly interacting electrons with vastly differing ground states—the gapped BCS superconductor and the Luttinger liquid—can result in quantum entanglement. We propose three sets of measurements involving single-walled metallic carbon nanotubes which have been shown to exhibit Luttinger liquid physics, to test our claim and as nanoscience experiments of interest in and of themselves.

Cristina Bena; Smitha Vishveshwara; Leon Balents; Matthew P. A. Fisher

2002-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

303

Growth Energetics of Carbon Nanotubes  

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The growth energetics of carbon nanotubes during arc discharge conditions are investigated. Ab initio molecular dynamics calcualtions show that the electric field alone cannot stabilize the growth of open metallic tubes. The addition of atoms and small clusters to tubes were studied using realistic atomic potentials. Deposition on tubes narrower than Ĺ3 nm leads to nucleation of curved defects (adjacent pentagon pairs) and eventual tube closure, while deposition on wider tubes favors the formation of hexagons and isolated pentagons, thereby promoting open-ended growth.

A. Maiti; C. J. Brabec; C. M. Roland; J. Bernholc

1994-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

304

Tunable Adsorption on Carbon Nanotubes  

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We investigated the adsorption of a single atom, hydrogen and aluminum, on single-wall carbon nanotubes from first principles. The adsorption is exothermic, and the associated binding energy varies inversely as the radius of the zigzag tube. We found that the adsorption of a single atom and related properties can be modified continuously and reversibly by the external radial deformation. The binding energy on the high curvature site of the deformed tube increases with increasing radial deformation. The effects of curvature and radial deformation depend on the chirality of the tube.

O. Gülseren; T. Yildirim; S. Ciraci

2001-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

305

Nematic Anchoring on Carbon Nanotubes  

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A dilute suspension of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a nematic liquid crystal (LC) does not disturb the LC director. Due to a strong LC-CNT anchoring energy and structural symmetry matching, CNT long axis follows the director field, possessing enhanced dielectric anisotropy. This strong anchoring energy stabilizes local pseudo-nematic domains, resulting in non-zero dielectric anisotropy in the isotropic phase. These anisotropic domains respond to external electric fields and show intrinsic frequency response. The presence of these domains makes the isotropic phase field-responsive, giving rise to a large dielectric hysteresis effect.

Rajratan Basu; Germano S. Iannacchione

2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

306

Method of removal of heavy metal from molten salt in IFR fuel pyroprocessing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrochemical method is described for separating heavy metal values from a radioactive molten salt including Li halide at temperatures of about 500 C. The method comprises positioning a solid Li--Cd alloy anode in the molten salt containing the heavy metal values, positioning a Cd-containing cathode or a solid cathode positioned above a catch crucible in the molten salt to recover the heavy metal values, establishing a voltage drop between the anode and the cathode to deposit material at the cathode to reduce the concentration of heavy metals in the salt, and controlling the deposition rate at the cathode by controlling the current between the anode and cathode. 3 figs.

Gay, E.C.

1995-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

307

Molten Salt Heat Transport Loop: Materials Corrosion and Heat Transfer Phenomena  

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An experimental system for corrosion testing of candidate materials in molten FLiNaK salt at 850 degree C has been designed and constructed. While molten FLiNaK salt was the focus of this study, the system can be utilized for evaluation of materials in other molten salts that may be of interest in the future. Using this system, the corrosion performance of a number of code-certified alloys of interest to NGNP as well as the efficacy of Ni-electroplating have been investigated. The mechanisums underlying corrosion processes have been elucidated using scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of the materials after the corrosion tests, as well as by the post-corrosion analysis of the salts using inductively coupled plasma (ICP) and neutron activation analysis (NAA) techniques.

Dr. Kumar Sridharan; Dr. Mark Anderson; Dr. Michael Corradini; Dr. Todd Allen; Luke Olson; James Ambrosek; Daniel Ludwig

2008-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

308

Molten salt extraction of transuranic and reactive fission products from used uranium oxide fuel  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Used uranium oxide fuel is detoxified by extracting transuranic and reactive fission products into molten salt. By contacting declad and crushed used uranium oxide fuel with a molten halide salt containing a minor fraction of the respective uranium trihalide, transuranic and reactive fission products partition from the fuel to the molten salt phase, while uranium oxide and non-reactive, or noble metal, fission products remain in an insoluble solid phase. The salt is then separated from the fuel via draining and distillation. By this method, the bulk of the decay heat, fission poisoning capacity, and radiotoxicity are removed from the used fuel. The remaining radioactivity from the noble metal fission products in the detoxified fuel is primarily limited to soft beta emitters. The extracted transuranic and reactive fission products are amenable to existing technologies for group uranium/transuranic product recovery and fission product immobilization in engineered waste forms.

Herrmann, Steven Douglas

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

309

An overview of the chemistry of the molten-caustic-leaching process  

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The molten-caustic leaching (MCL) process is quite effective in its ability to remove both organic and pyritic sulfur, mineral matter, and trace elements from coal. This paper reports how the chemistry of various reactions taking place in the process has been examined by several researchers. For example, Ames Laboratory of Iowa State University is actively studying the chemistry of MCL desulfurization and reagent regeneration reactions, and researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center are examining the reactions of molten caustic with the organosulfur compounds present in coal. As a result of these research efforts, reactions of mineral pyrite, benzothiophene, and minerals commonly found in coal (quartz, illite, etc.) with molten caustic are well characterized.

Gala, H.B.; Srivastava, R.D. (Burns and Roe Services Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA (US)); Rhee, K.H.; Hucko, R.E. (US Dept. of Energy, Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (US))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary molten salt extraction experiments with dicesium hexachloroplutonate (Cs/sub 2/PuCl/sub 6/)  

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Dicesium hexachloroplutonate was prepared on a 200-gram scale and used as an oxidant in the molten salt extraction process to remove americium from plutonium metal. Single-pass extraction efficiencies exceeding 90% were achieved in molten calcium chloride. 7 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

Thomas, R.L. (ed.); Long, J.L.; Humiston, T.J.; Murray, A.M.

1989-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

311

Apparatus for efficient sidewall containment of molten metal with horizontal alternating magnetic fields utilizing a ferromagnetic dam  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus is disclosed for casting sheets of metal from molten metal. The apparatus includes a containment structure having an open side, a horizontal alternating magnetic field generating structure and a ferromagnetic dam. The magnetic field and the ferromagnetic dam contain the molten metal from leaking out side portions of the open side of the containment structure. 25 figs.

Praeg, W.F.

1997-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

312

Preliminary study on high temperature transport technology for molten salt in pyroprocessing  

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Pyroprocessing technology is one of the most promising technologies for an advanced fuel cycle with favorable economic potential and intrinsic proliferation-resistance. In pyroprocessing technology, the development of high-temperature transport technologies for molten salt is a crucial prerequisite and a key issue in the industrialization of pyro-reprocessing. However, there have been a few transport studies on high-temperature molten salt. Three different salt transport technologies (gravity, suction pump, and centrifugal pump) were investigated, a suction pump transport method was selected for molten salt transport owing to its flexibility. An apparatus for suction transport experiments was designed and installed for the development of high temperature molten salt transport technology. About 2 kg of LiCl–KCl eutectic salt was prepared by mixing 99.0%, LiCl and \\{KCl\\} and drying in a convection dry oven at 200 °C for 1 h. Predissolution tests of the prepared LiCl–KCl eutectic salt using the melting reactor of the experimental apparatus was carried out to investigate the dissolution behavior of the prepared LiCl–KCl eutectic salt. From the results of the pre-dissolution test, it was found that prepared LiCl–KCl eutectic salt was well dissolved at 500 °C. High temperature molten salt transport experiments by suction are currently being performed using the prepared LiC–KCl eutectic salt. The preliminary experimental results of lab-scale molten salt transport showed a 99.5% transport rate (ratio of transported salt to total salt) under a vacuum range of 100 m torr–10 torr at 500 °C.

Sung Ho Lee; Hansoo Lee; Jeong-Guk Kim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Molten-Salt Heat Trasfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants  

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"This PowerPoint presentation was originally given by Dylan Grogan, principal investigator at Abengoa Solar, during a SunShot Initiative Concentrating Solar Power program review on April 24, 2013. The project, Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants, seeks to determine whether the inorganic fluids (molten salts) offer a sufficient reduction in levelized energy costs to pursue further development, and to develop the components required for their use. The presentation focuses on presenting conclusions from Phase 1 of the program and looks ahead to review Phase 2 activities."

314

Molecular dynamics simulation of anhydrous lithium acetate: crystalline and molten phases  

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The results of molecular dynamics simulations of the crystalline and molten phase of anhydrous lithium acetate are presented. The potential parameters were obtained from empirical fitting to the crystalline phases of the material. The simulations were carried out for 216 molecules in an NPT ensemble using the DLPOLY program. A structural model is proposed for both the crystalline and molten phases of lithium acetate. Calculated values of the melting point, diffusion coefficient and structural parameters of lithium acetate are in reasonable agreement with experimental results.

L.S. Barreto; K.A. Mort; R.A. Jackson; O.L. Alves

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

The quasi-periodic nature of wall slip for molten plastics in large amplitude oscillatory shear  

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THE QUASI-PERIODIC NATURE OF WALL SLIP FOR MOLTEN PLASTICS IN LARGE AMPLITUDE OSCILLATORY SHEAR A Thesis by DAVID WARREN ADRIAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1992 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering THE QUASI-PERIODIC NATURE OF WALL SLIP FOR MOLTEN PLASTICS IN LARGE AMPLITUDE OSCILLATORY SHEAR A Thesis by DAVID WARREN ADRIAN Approved as to style and content by: A. J...

Adrian, David Warren

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten Metal Treatment by Salt Fluxing with Low Environmental Emissions  

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Abstract: Chlorine gas is traditionally used for fluxing of aluminum melt for removal of alkali and alkaline earth elements. However this results in undesirable emissions of particulate matter and gases such as HCl and chlorine, which are often at unacceptable levels. Additionally, chlorine gas is highly toxic and its handling, storage, and use pose risks to employees and the local community. Holding of even minimal amounts of chlorine necessitates extensive training for all plant employees. Fugitive emissions from chlorine usage within the plant cause accelerated corrosion of plant equipment. The Secondary Aluminum Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) under the Clean Air Act, finalized in March 2000 has set very tough new limits on particulate matter (PM) and total hydrogen chloride emissions from aluminum melting and holding furnaces. These limits are 0.4 and 0.1 lbs per ton of aluminum for hydrogen chloride and particulate emissions, respectively. Assuming new technologies for meeting these limits can be found, additional requirements under the Clean Air Act (Prevention of Significant Deterioration and New Source Review) trigger Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for new sources with annual emissions (net emissions not expressed per ton of production) over specified amounts. BACT currently is lime coated bag-houses for control of particulate and HCl emissions. These controls are expensive, difficult to operate and maintain, and result in reduced American competitiveness in the global economy. Solid salt fluxing is emerging as a viable option for the replacement of chlorine gas fluxing, provided emissions can be consistently maintained below the required levels. This project was a cooperative effort between the Ohio State University and Alcoa to investigate and optimize the effects of solid chloride flux addition in molten metal for alkali impurity and non-metallic inclusion removal minimizing dust and toxic emissions and maximizing energy conservation. In this program, the salt metal interactions were studies and the emissions at laboratory scale at OSU were monitored. The goal of the project was to obtain a fundamental understanding, based on first principles, of the pollutant formation that occurs when the salts are used in furnaces. This information will be used to control process parameters so that emissions are consistently below the required levels. The information obtained in these experiments will be used in industrial furnaces at aluminum plants and which will help in optimizing the process.

Yogeshwar Sahai

2007-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Stainless steel corrosion by molten nitrates : analysis and lessons learned.  

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A secondary containment vessel, made of stainless 316, failed due to severe nitrate salt corrosion. Corrosion was in the form of pitting was observed during high temperature, chemical stability experiments. Optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy were all used to diagnose the cause of the failure. Failure was caused by potassium oxide that crept into the gap between the primary vessel (alumina) and the stainless steel vessel. Molten nitrate solar salt (89% KNO{sub 3}, 11% NaNO{sub 3} by weight) was used during chemical stability experiments, with an oxygen cover gas, at a salt temperature of 350-700 C. Nitrate salt was primarily contained in an alumina vessel; however salt crept into the gap between the alumina and 316 stainless steel. Corrosion occurred over a period of approximately 2000 hours, with the end result of full wall penetration through the stainless steel vessel; see Figures 1 and 2 for images of the corrosion damage to the vessel. Wall thickness was 0.0625 inches, which, based on previous data, should have been adequate to avoid corrosion-induced failure while in direct contact with salt temperature at 677 C (0.081-inch/year). Salt temperatures exceeding 650 C lasted for approximately 14 days. However, previous corrosion data was performed with air as the cover gas. High temperature combined with an oxygen cover gas obviously drove corrosion rates to a much higher value. Corrosion resulted in the form of uniform pitting. Based on SEM and EDS data, pits contained primarily potassium oxide and potassium chromate, reinforcing the link between oxides and severe corrosion. In addition to the pitting corrosion, a large blister formed on the side wall, which was mainly composed of potassium, chromium and oxygen. All data indicated that corrosion initiated internally and moved outward. There was no evidence of intergranular corrosion nor were there any indication of fast pathways along grain boundaries. Much of the pitting occurred near welds; however this was the hottest region in the chamber. Pitting was observed up to two inches above the weld, indicating independence from weld effects.

Kruizenga, Alan Michael

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Corrosion of Iron Stainless Steels in Molten Nitrate Salt  

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Abstract Energy storage for concentrating solar power (CSP) is a major area of research that seeks to lower the levelized cost of electricity within the aggressive SunShot goals of 6˘/kW-hrth[1–3]. One viable approach is sensible thermal energy storage (TES), which currently utilizes molten nitrate binary salt, stored at 575 °C in the hot tank of a two tank system [4,5]. Increasing the temperature limit within the hot tank requires a detailed understanding of materials corrosion behavior, in addition to salt thermal stability properties. High temperature nickel based alloys are the logical choice for strength and corrosion resistance as elevated temperatures will increase corrosion kinetics, however, the cost of nickel based alloys are nearly four times more expensive than iron based steels [6]. For this reason iron based stainless steels, specifically 321SS and 347SS (nominally Fe-17Cr-9Ni), were chosen for investigation at several temperatures in nitrate salt. 316SS, an elementally similar alloy, was susceptible to stress corrosion cracking while tested at Solar Two [4]. It was suggested that alloys with stabilizing additions of niobium (347SS) or titanium (321SS) would mitigate this deleterious behavior. Flat coupon samples were immersed in binary nitrate salts at temperatures of 400, 500, 600, and 680 °C, with air sparging on all tests. Samples were nominally removed at intervals of 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 hours to acquire data on time varying weight gain information while simultaneously employing metallography to identify corrosion mechanisms occurring within the melt. Corrosion rates varied dramatically with temperature according to an Arrhenius-type behavior. 347SS and 321SS had very little oxidation for 400 and 500 °C, indicative of a protective corrosion scale and low corrosion kinetics. Data at 600 °C showed that 321SS tended toward linear oxidation behavior based on oxide spallation which was observed on the samples upon removal. Corrosion products at 500 °C had phases of iron oxide, with obvious chromium depletion as observed in energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) scans. 600 °C corrosion layers were primarily iron oxide with obvious phases of sodium ferrite on the outer surface. 680 °C marked an excessive rate of corrosion with metal loss in both alloys.

Alan Kruizenga; David Gill

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Towards a carbon nanotube antibody sensor  

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This work investigated single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT)/polymer-protein A complexes for optically reporting antibody concentration via a change in near infrared fluorescent emission after antibody binding. SWNT have ...

Bojö, Peter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Carbon Nanotubes in an Optical Trap  

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Study of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a single beam optical trap (1064 nm) was done. In the optical trap, repulsion of the CNTS from the laser radiation, bubble formation, broad band...

Ramanandan, Gopika; Dharmadhikari, Aditya K; Ramachandran, Hema; Dharmadhikari, Jayasree A; Mathur, Deepak

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BX CY NZ nanotubes and nanoparticles  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides crystalline nanoscale particles and tubes made from a variety of stoichiometries of B.sub.x C.sub.y N.sub.z where x, y, and z indicate a relative amount of each element compared to the others and where no more than one of x, y, or z are zero for a single stoichiometry. The nanotubes and nanoparticles are useful as miniature electronic components, such as wires, coils, schotky barriers, diodes, etc. The nanotubes and nanoparticles are also useful as coating that will protect an item from detection by electromagnetic monitoring techniques like radar. The nanotubes and nanoparticles are additionally useful for their mechanical properties, being comparable in strength and stiffness to the best graphite fibers or carbon nanotubes. The inventive nanoparticles are useful in lubricants and composites.

Cohen, Marvin Lou (Piedmont, CA); Zettl, Alexander Karlwalter (Kensington, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Separation of carbon nanotubes in density gradients  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The separation of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), by chirality and/or diameter, using centrifugation of compositions of SWNTs in and surface active components in density gradient media.

Hersam, Mark C. (Evanston, IL); Stupp, Samuel I. (Chicago, IL); Arnold, Michael S. (Northbrook, IL)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

323

Separation of carbon nanotubes in density gradients  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The separation of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), by chirality and/or diameter, using centrifugation of compositions of SWNTs in and surface active components in density gradient media.

Hersam, Mark C. (Evanston, IL); Stupp, Samuel I. (Chicago, IL); Arnold, Michael S. (Northbrook, IL)

2010-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

324

Continuous Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes  

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Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs), sometimes called forests or carpets, are a promising material due to their unique physical and scale-dependent physical properties [1-3]. Continuous production of VACNTs is ...

Guzman de Villoria, R.

325

Transplanting assembly of individual carbon nanotubes  

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Handling and assembling individual nanostructures to bigger scale systems such as MEMS have been the biggest challenge. A deterministic assembly of individual carbon nanotubes by transplanting them to MEMS structures is ...

Kim, Soohyung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes  

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Bond, et al. , Nano Lett. 6, 1603 (2006). [18] H. Htoon, M.P. Nano Lett. 2006, 6, 1603. [14] Htoon, H. ; O’Connell, M.nanotubes. Nano Lett. , 6(8):1603–1608, 2006. [21] M.S.

Graham, Matthew Werden

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Stimuli-responsive polymer nanotube arrays  

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Nanotube arrays, composed of materials such as carbon, titania, and zinc oxide, have shown potential as conductors, energy conversion devices, actuators, and adhesives. Such nanoscale constructs are particularly novel for ...

Chia, Khek-Khiang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Functionalization and applications of carbon nanotubes  

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) possess a unique set of electrical and mechanical properties and have been used in a variety of applications. In this thesis, we explore strategies to functionalize CNTs as well as applications which ...

Schnorr, Jan M. (Jan Markus)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Nanolithographic control of carbon nanotube synthesis  

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A method offering precise control over the synthesis conditions to obtain carbon nanotube (CNT) samples of a single chirality (metallic or semi-conducting) is presented. Using this nanolithographic method of catalyst deposition, the location of CNT...

Huitink, David Ryan

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

330

Carbon nanotube synthesis for integrated circuit interconnects  

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Based on their properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been identified as ideal replacements for copper interconnects in integrated circuits given their higher current density, inertness, and higher resistance to ...

Nessim, Gilbert Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Fabrication of microscale carbon nanotube fibers  

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have excellent mechanical, chemical, and electronic properties, but realizing these excellences in practical applications needs to assemble individual CNTs into larger-scale products. Recently, CNT fibers demonstrate the potential ...

Gengzhi Sun; Yani Zhang; Lianxi Zheng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Carbon nanotube polymer composition and devices  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thin film device and compound having an anode, a cathode, and at least one light emitting layer between the anode and cathode, the at least one light emitting layer having at least one carbon nanotube and a conductive polymer.

Liu, Gao (Oakland, CA); Johnson, Stephen (Richmond, CA); Kerr, John B. (Oakland, CA); Minor, Andrew M. (El Cerrito, CA); Mao, Samuel S. (Castro Valley, CA)

2011-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

333

Vibration, buckling and impact of carbon nanotubes.  

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??Natural frequencies of the double and triple-walled carbon nanotubes are determined exactly and approximately for both types. Approximate solutions are found by using Bubnov-Galerkin and… (more)

Pentaras, Demetris.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Carbon nanotube bearings in theory and practice  

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Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) are attractive elements for bearings in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), because their structure comprises nested shells with no bonding and sub-nanometer spacing between them, enabling ...

Cook, Eugene Hightower

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Carbon nanotube temperature and pressure sensors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention, in one embodiment, provides a method of measuring pressure or temperature using a sensor including a sensor element composed of a plurality of carbon nanotubes. In one example, the resistance of the plurality of carbon nanotubes is measured in response to the application of temperature or pressure. The changes in resistance are then recorded and correlated to temperature or pressure. In one embodiment, the present invention provides for independent measurement of pressure or temperature using the sensors disclosed herein.

Ivanov, Ilia N; Geohegan, David Bruce

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

336

Nanotube Fabrication byNanotube Fabrication by Anodic Aluminum Oxide,Anodic Aluminum Oxide,  

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Nanotube Fabrication byNanotube Fabrication by Anodic Aluminum Oxide,Anodic Aluminum Oxide, Self-regulating phenomena in materials science: Self-assembly of nanopores during anodic oxidation of aluminum (AAO) Self combined anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) nanostructures with atomic layer deposition (ALD) to fabricate

Rubloff, Gary W.

337

Synthesis and fluid interaction of ultra long carbon nanotubes  

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The successful integration for carbon nanotubes in future electronic applications relies on advances in their synthesis. In this work optimization of growth parameters was conducted to obtain ultra long carbon nanotubes. ...

Hofmann, Mario

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Boron-Nitride Nanotubes Show Potential in Cancer Treatment |...  

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Boron-Nitride Nanotubes Show Potential in Cancer Treatment NEWPORT NEWS, VA, April 26 - A new study has shown that adding boron-nitride nanotubes to the surface of cancer cells can...

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First Principles Prediction of Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes...  

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First Principles Prediction of Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes as a High-Performance Cathode for Li-S Batteries. First Principles Prediction of Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes as a...

340

Electrochemical Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Titania Nanotubes  

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Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy As-Grown Nanotubes EDSsurface energy, and other driving forces. As such, nanotubesenergy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Identification of the crystalline nature of the nanotubes

Nguyen, Que Anh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HYDROGEN STORAGE IN CARBON NANOTUBES JOHN E. FISCHER  

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HYDROGEN STORAGE IN CARBON NANOTUBES JOHN E. FISCHER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA * SOME BASIC NOTIONS * BINDING SITES AND ENERGIES * PROCESSING TO ENHANCE CAPACITY: EX: ELECTROCHEMICAL Li INSERTION of Li+. AND: van der Waals interaction NANOTUBES CAPILLARITY: metals

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A Generic Approach to Coat Carbon Nanotubes With Nanoparticles  

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A Generic Approach to Coat Carbon Nanotubes With Nanoparticles for Potential Energy Applications vari- ous nanoparticles onto multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Charged and nonagglomerated aerosol unique hybrid nanostructures at- tractive for various energy applications. DOI: 10

Chen, Junhong

343

Analyzing manufacturing methods of carbon nanotubes for commercialization  

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This research explores the history and structure of carbon nanotubes and the current technologies and methods available for synthesizing, purifying, and assembling carbon nanotubes. Furthermore, the current state of ...

Dee, H. Devin (Herbert Devin)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Carrier Transport In Surface-Modified Carbon Nanotubes  

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of organic molecules or inorganic nanoparticles, debundling of nanotubes by dispersing agents, and microwave irradiation. Because carbon nanotubes have unique carrier transport characteristics along a sheet of graphite in a cylindrical shape, the properties...

Ryu, Yeontack

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Book review Carbon Nanotube Science: Synthesis, Properties and Appli-  

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Book review Carbon Nanotube Science: Synthesis, Properties and Appli- cations, Peter J.F. Harris, yet very broad coverage of such a variety of nanotube-related topics. As Peter Harris writes

Harris, Peter J F

346

Length dependence of the Raman spectra of carbon nanotubes  

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DNA-wrapping technology, combined with size-exclusion chromatography, have made possible the sorting of carbon nanotubes according to length. In particular, length sorted nanotube samples, with finite lengths approaching ...

Zare, Aurea Tucay

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Continuum Model for Carbon Nanotube-Infused Polyimides  

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A Continuum Model for Carbon Nanotube-Infused Polyimides Heather Wilson1 , Sumanth Banda2 , Ralph C, the materials need to withstand this process. The nanotube-infused polyimides are flexible enough to withstand

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NASA Partners License Nanotube Technology for Commercial Use...  

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prnewswire.comnews-releasesnasa-partners-license-nanotube-technology-for-commercial-use-149724205.html Submitted: Monday, April 3...

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Optimizing Carbon Nanotube Contacts for Use in Organic Photovoltaics: Preprint  

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This report describes research on optimizing carbon nanotube networks for use as transparent electrical contacts (TCs) in organic photovoltaics (OPV).

Barnes, T. M.; Blackburn, J. L.; Tenent, R. C.; Morfa, A.; Heben, M.; Coutts, T. J.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Structure and energetics of carbon nanotube ropes Zejian Liu a  

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materials. Single-walled carbon nanotubes, produced by the popular techniques such as electric arc-discharge

Qin, Lu-Chang

351

Biosensors Based on Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes, Nanoparticles, and Nanowires  

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In this book chapter, we will review recent progress in functionalization of nanotubes, nanoparticles, and nanowires for sensing applications.

Wang, Jun; Liu, Guodong; Wu, Hong; Lin, Yuehe

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthčse de nanotubes de carbone monofeuillets individuels et composites modčles polymčres - nanotubes de carbone : application ŕ l'effet photovoltaďque.  

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??L'objectif de ce travail est d'élaborer des matériaux composites modčles nanotubes de carbone/polymčres permettant de tirer profit des propriétés des nanotubes de carbone ŕ l'échelle… (more)

Salem, Diana

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Apparatus and Method for Increasing the Diameter of Metal Alloy Wires Within a Molten Metal Pool  

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In a dip forming process the core material to be coated is introduced directly into a source block of coating material eliminating the need for a bushing entrance component. The process containment vessel or crucible is heated so that only a portion of the coating material becomes molten, leaving a solid portion of material as the entrance port of, and seal around, the core material. The crucible can contain molten and solid metals and is especially useful when coating core material with reactive metals. The source block of coating material has been machined to include a close tolerance hole of a size and shape to closely fit the core material. The core material moves first through the solid portion of the source block of coating material where the close tolerance hole has been machined, then through a solid/molten interface, and finally through the molten phase where the diameter of the core material is increased. The crucible may or may not require water-cooling depending upon the type of material used in crucible construction. The system may operate under vacuum, partial vacuum, atmospheric pressure, or positive pressure depending upon the type of source material being used.

Hartman, Alan D.; Argetsinger, Edward R.; Hansen, Jeffrey S.; Paige, Jack I.; King, Paul E.; Turner, Paul C.

2002-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten Slag Flow and Phase Transformation Behaviors in a Slagging Entrained-Flow Coal Gasifier  

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Molten Slag Flow and Phase Transformation Behaviors in a Slagging Entrained-Flow Coal Gasifier ... (14) The radiative heat-transfer equation for an absorbing, emitting, and scattering medium at position r in the direction s is where a and ?s represent the absorption and scattering coefficient, respectively. ...

Jianjun Ni; Zhijie Zhou; Guangsuo Yu; Qinfeng Liang; Fuchen Wang

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite element solutions of heat transfer in molten polymer flow in tubes with viscous dissipation  

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Finite element solutions of heat transfer in molten polymer flow in tubes with viscous dissipation the results of finite element analysis of a heat transfer problem of flowing polymer melts in a tube­Nusselt problem 1. Introduction Heat transfer to incompressible viscous non-Newto- nian fluids is a problem

Wei, Dongming

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Flow visualization of molten alloys using real-time neutron radiography  

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The objective of this research is to visualize the flow of molten alloys using real-time neutron radiography. Initial experiments were performed using solder (50% tin, 50% lead), with nickel tracer particles, heated in a furnace to its liquid state...

Bennett, Tami Norene

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

357

Temperature effect on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy spectra of molten and solid salts  

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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has been investigated as a potential analytical tool to improve operations and safeguards for electrorefiners, such as those used in processing spent nuclear fuel. This study set out to better understand the effect of sample temperature and physical state on LIBS spectra of molten and solid salts by building calibration curves of cerium and assessing self-absorption, plasma temperature, electron density, and local thermal equilibrium (LTE). Samples were composed of a LiCl–KCl eutectic salt, an internal standard of MnCl2, and varying concentrations of CeCl3 (0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.8, and 1.0 wt.% Ce) under different temperatures (773, 723, 673, 623, and 573 K). Analysis of salts in their molten form is preferred as plasma plumes from molten samples experienced less self-absorption, less variability in plasma temperature, and higher clearance of the minimum electron density required for local thermal equilibrium. These differences are attributed to plasma dynamics as a result of phase changes. Spectral reproducibility was also better in the molten state due to sample homogeneity.

Cynthia Hanson; Supathorn Phongikaroon; Jill R. Scott

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten Gallium as a Catalyst for the Large-Scale Growth of Highly Aligned Silica Nanowires  

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Molten Gallium as a Catalyst for the Large-Scale Growth of Highly Aligned Silica Nanowires Zheng a small size (5-100 nm in diameter), high melting point metal (such as gold and iron) catalyst particle as an effective catalyst for the large-scale growth of highly aligned, closely packed silica nanowire bunches

Wang, Zhong L.

359

Oxygen production by molten alkali metal salts using multiple absorption-desorption cycles  

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A continuous chemical air separation is performed wherein oxygen is recovered with a molten alkali metal salt oxygen acceptor in a series of absorption zones which are connected to a plurality of desorption zones operated in separate parallel cycles with the absorption zones. A greater recovery of high pressure oxygen is achieved at reduced power requirements and capital costs.

Cassano, Anthony A. (Allentown, PA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Performance Using a Three-Phase Homogeneous Model  

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temperatures, nickel oxide dissolves in the melt. This slow loss of active material contributes to an increase as compared to nickel oxide. The search for alternate cathode materials could be simplified through the use-phase homogeneous model was developed to simulate the performance of the molten carbonate fuel cell MCFC cathode

Popov, Branko N.

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Refinement in the ultrasonic velocity data and estimation of the critical parameters for molten uranium dioxide  

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the reactor and its vicinity. A reliable equation of state for the nuclear fuel, therefore, necessitates, reliable data on the sound prop- agation velocity in molten uranium dioxide have been obtained. An equation reserved. 1. Introduction The analysis of hypothetical and undesirable yet highly improbable accidents

Azad, Abdul-Majeed

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Oxygen electrode reaction in molten carbonate fuel cells. Final report, September 15, 1987--September 14, 1990  

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Molten carbonate fuel cell system is a leading candidate for the utility power generation because of its high efficiency for fuel to AC power conversion, capability for an internal reforming, and a very low environmental impact. However, the performance of the molten carbonate fuel cell is limited by the oxygen reduction reaction and the cell life time is limited by the stability of the cathode material. An elucidation of oxygen reduction reaction in molten alkali carbonate is essential because overpotential losses in the molten carbonate fuel cell are considerably greater at the oxygen cathode than at the fuel anode. Oxygen reduction on a fully-immersed gold electrode in a lithium carbonate melt was investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry to determine electrode kinetic and mass transfer parameters. The dependences of electrode kinetic and mass transfer parameters on gas composition and temperature were examined to determine the reaction orders and the activation energies. The results showed that oxygen reduction in a pure lithium carbonate melt occurs via the peroxide mechanism. A mass transfer parameter, D{sub O}{sup 1/2}C{sub O}, estimated by the cyclic voltammetry concurred with that calculated by the EIS technique. The temperature dependence of the exchange current density and the product D{sub O}{sup 1/2}C{sub O} were examined and the apparent activation energies were determined to be about 122 and 175 kJ/ mol, respectively.

Appleby, A.J.; White, R.E.

1992-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

363

Oxygen production by molten alkali metal salts using multiple absorption-desorption cycles  

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A continuous chemical air separation is performed wherein oxygen is recovered with a molten alkali metal salt oxygen acceptor in a series of absorption zones which are connected to a plurality of desorption zones operated in separate parallel cycles with the absorption zones. A greater recovery of high pressure oxygen is achieved at reduced power requirements and capital costs. 3 figs.

Cassano, A.A.

1985-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of vertical films of molten glass due to evaporation F. Pigeonneau,a  

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a stabilizing effect when temperature is larger than 1250 C. A model to describe the change of surface tension taking into account the gradient of surface tension. The final system of equations describing the mass of molten soda-lime-silica glass. The effect of the surface tension gradient is investigated pointing out

Boyer, Edmond

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Nanotube Boiler 1 Abstract--Controlled copper evaporation at attogram  

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Nanotube Boiler 1 Abstract-- Controlled copper evaporation at attogram level from individual carbon nanotube (CNT) vessels, which we call nanotube boilers, is investigated experimentally, and ionization in these CNT boilers, which can serve as sources for mass transport and deposition in nanofluidic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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ccsd00003793, Room temperature Peierls distortion in small diameter nanotubes  

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nanotubes D. Conn#19;etable, 1 G.-M. Rignanese, 2, 3 J.-C. Charlier, 2, 3 and X. Blase 1 1 Laboratoire de structure and electron-phonon coupling in small 4- #23; A diameter nanotubes. We show that both the C(5 the diameter decreases. These results question the origin of superconductivity in small diameter nanotubes

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Method for synthesis of titanium dioxide nanotubes using ionic liquids  

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The invention is directed to a method for producing titanium dioxide nanotubes, the method comprising anodizing titanium metal in contact with an electrolytic medium containing an ionic liquid. The invention is also directed to the resulting titanium dioxide nanotubes, as well as devices incorporating the nanotubes, such as photovoltaic devices, hydrogen generation devices, and hydrogen detection devices.

Qu, Jun; Luo, Huimin; Dai, Sheng

2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

368

Carbon Nanotubes for Thermoacoustic Contrast Enhancement Preliminary Results  

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Carbon Nanotubes for Thermoacoustic Contrast Enhancement ­ Preliminary Results Darrin Byrda., Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA ABSTRACT The unique electrical properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes make that nanotubes are capable of greatly increasing a material's absorption of electromagnetic radiation. We

Patch, Sarah

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Nanoelectro-mechanical systems based on carbon nanotubes  

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:" , : Nanoelectro-mechanical systems based on carbon nanotubes ,81.90.88,81:39 ( -) 81:99 , ' ", '" #12;"Atomistic simulations of vibration of carbon nanotubes: is it possible to measure the mass of single atom?" Polina Pine Supervisor: Joan Adler, Yuval E. Yaish Carbon nanotubes

Adler, Joan

370

Evaluation of the Aquatic Ecotoxicology of Fullerenes and Nanotubes  

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Evaluation of the Aquatic Ecotoxicology of Fullerenes and Nanotubes of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes on aquatic organisms. The number of papers published on this topic is not very high and there are differences in the scientific quality. Fullerenes and carbon nanotubes appear

Fischlin, Andreas

371

Carbon nanotubes used to form fast, flexible circuitry  

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Carbon nanotubes used to form fast, flexible circuitry By Yun Xie | Published: July 23, 2008 - 12 the semiconductor portion of these flexible integrated circuits. Related Stories Carbon nanotubes as molecular scales Carbon nanotubes send electrons for a spin These conventional materials are serviceable

Rogers, John A.

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Carbon nanotubes as photoacoustic molecular imaging agents in living mice  

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Carbon nanotubes as photoacoustic molecular imaging agents in living mice ADAM DE LA ZERDA1 not shown to target a diseased site in living subjects. Here we show that single-walled carbon nanotubes of tumours. Intravenous administration of these targeted nanotubes to mice bearing tumours showed eight times

Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T. "Pierre"

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Absorption spectroscopy of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Absorption spectroscopy of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes Stéphane Berciaud,a Laurent-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) lead to heterogeneous samples containing mixtures of metallic and semiconducting species with a variety of lengths and defects. Optical detection at the single nanotube level should thus

Boyer, Edmond

374

Electrochemical and Raman measurements on single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Electrochemical and Raman measurements on single-walled carbon nanotubes M. Stoll a,*, P performed on a carbon nanotube mat as a working electrode using different salt solutions. The gravimetric capacitance of the nanotube material was estimated and its effective surface area was de- termined in a purely

Nabben, Reinhard

375

Manipulation and Imaging of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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Manipulation and Imaging of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with an Atomic Force Microscope** By Henk W. C. Postma, Allard Sellmeijer, and Cees Dekker* Carbon nanotubes[1] have attracted-walled nanotubes,[3±5] the prototype single-walled tubes are much more difficult to study since their diameter

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Inorganic Nanotubes DOI: 10.1002/anie.200803447  

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Angewandte Chemie Inorganic Nanotubes DOI: 10.1002/anie.200803447 Core­Shell PbI2@WS2 Inorganic Nanotubes from Capillary Wetting** Ronen Kreizman, Sung You Hong, Jeremy Sloan, Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Ana cavity. Capillarity has been shown to drive the wetting and filling of multiwalled carbon nanotubes

Davis, Ben G.

377

Phonon Confinement Effects in Hybrid Virus-Inorganic Nanotubes for  

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Phonon Confinement Effects in Hybrid Virus-Inorganic Nanotubes for Nanoelectronic Applications as nanotemplates, viruses can actually improve the electron transport properties in semiconductor nanotubes grown nanotubes deposited on tobacco mosaic viruses, the confined acoustic phonons are found to be redistributed

Fonoberov, Vladimir

378

Carbon Nanotubes as Ultrahigh Quality Factor Mechanical Resonators  

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Carbon Nanotubes as Ultrahigh Quality Factor Mechanical Resonators Andreas K. Hu¨ttel, Gary A mode of suspended carbon nanotubes at millikelvin temperatures by measuring the single- electron tunneling current. The suspended nanotubes are actuated contact-free by the radio frequency electric field

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THE ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES  

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THE ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty I #12;rst started. I also thank Michael Buss for his insight and for making my #12;rst nanotube family for the many yawns and blank stares at the mention of the word nanotube. At least they listened

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Carbon nanotubes adhesion and nanomechanical behavior from peeling force spectroscopy  

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Carbon nanotubes adhesion and nanomechanical behavior from peeling force spectroscopy Julien December 17, 2010 Abstract Applications based on Single Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWNT) are good example such as adhesion energy per unit length, curvature and bending rigidity of the nanotube. A complete picture

Boyer, Edmond

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381

Repeat Space Theory Applied to Carbon Nanotubes and  

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1 Repeat Space Theory Applied to Carbon Nanotubes and Matrix Art Shigeru Arimoto* , Massoud Amini with the series of papers entitled "Repeat space theory applied to carbon nanotubes and related molecular networks formulated and discussed. The Matrix Art pictures of carbon nanotube energy band curves played a significant

Taylor, Keith F.

382

Direct Compressive Measurements of Individual Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes  

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Direct Compressive Measurements of Individual Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes Tolou Shokuhfar the syn- thesis of TiO2 nanotube arrays using an aqueous HF based electrolyte.5 The pH of F ion containing electrolytes was con- trolled to form nanotubes up to a few mi- crometers in length. They reported

Endres. William J.

383

Band structure and optical properties of isolated and bundled nanotubes  

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Band structure and optical properties of isolated and bundled nanotubes S. Reich , C. Thomsen , P of isolated and bundled single-walled nanotubes by ab initio calculations. Curvature effects on the electronic states depend on the chirality of the nanotube; the strongest deviations from the zone

Nabben, Reinhard

384

Simulations of nanosensors based on single walled carbon nanotubes  

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Simulations of nanosensors based on single walled carbon nanotubes Polina Pine1, Yuval E. Yaish2. The potential of single-walled carbon nanotubes as mass sensors is examined. The change in mass leads to proportional changes in the nanotube vibrational frequencies, which are monitored during atomistic simulations

Adler, Joan

385

Visualizing the Local Optical Response of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes to  

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Visualizing the Local Optical Response of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes to DNA-Wrapping Huihong ABSTRACT We studied the local optical response of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes to wrapping-field images of single nanotubes reveal large DNA-wrapping-induced red shifts of the exciton energy

Novotny, Lukas

386

Stepwise Quenching of Exciton Fluorescence in Carbon Nanotubes  

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1 Stepwise Quenching of Exciton Fluorescence in Carbon Nanotubes by Single Molecule Reactions with individual single-walled carbon nanotubes are observed, and luminescence quenching analysis reveals the diffusional range of excitons in semiconducting nanotubes. *To whom correspondence should be addressed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

387

Characterization of single wall carbon nanotubes by nonane preadsorption  

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energy for nitrogen adsorbed in nanotubes at zero coverage within the range of 12­18 kJ/mol. This bindingCharacterization of single wall carbon nanotubes by nonane preadsorption Oleg Byl a , Jie Liu b The preferential blocking of the interior adsorption sites of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) by n

Liu, Jie

388

UV-light enhanced oxidation of carbon nanotubes M. Grujicica,*  

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the activation energy for molecular-oxygen chemisorption to a nanotube, increases the adsorption energyUV-light enhanced oxidation of carbon nanotubes M. Grujicica,* , G. Caoa , A.M. Raob , T.M. Trittb) calculations of the interactions between selected semiconducting and metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes

Grujicic, Mica

389

Electrical Transport in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes  

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. (a) Schematic view a nanotube field-effect transistor (b) The Dirac energy dispersion coneElectrical Transport in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Michael J. Biercuk1,3 , Shahal Ilani2 metal and semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes. The fundamental scattering mechanisms governing

McEuen, Paul L.

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Raman Scattering in Carbon Nanotubes Christian Thomsen1  

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energy [4]. Theoretically, the electronic dispersion of nanotubes may be described by an- alyticRaman Scattering in Carbon Nanotubes Christian Thomsen1 and Stephanie Reich2 1 Institut f¨ur Festk of single-walled carbon nanotubes reflect the electron and phonon confinement as well as the cylindrical

Nabben, Reinhard

391

Molecular dynamics simulations of boronnitride nanotubes embedded in  

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, theoretical studies suggest that BN nanotubes exhibit an energy gap of about 4--5 eV independent of chiralityMolecular dynamics simulations of boron­nitride nanotubes embedded in amorphous Si­B­N Michael In this article, we examine the elastic properties of boron­nitride nanotubes, which are embedded in amorphous

Ferrari, Patrik L.

392

Measuring Point Defect Density in Individual Carbon Nanotubes Using  

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based on defec- tive nanotubes also show improved sensitivity.7 Recently, high-energy electron and ionMeasuring Point Defect Density in Individual Carbon Nanotubes Using Polarization-Dependent X in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) dramatically alter their physical, mechani- cal, and electronic properties.1

Hitchcock, Adam P.

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Nanomechanical Energy Storage in Twisted Nanotube Ropes David Teich,1  

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Nanomechanical Energy Storage in Twisted Nanotube Ropes David Teich,1 Zacharias G. Fthenakis,2 2012) We determine the deformation energetics and energy density of twisted carbon nanotubes. The deformation energy of twisted nanotube ropes contains contributions associated not only with twisting but also

394

Experimental study of exiton binding energy in semiconducting carbon nanotubes  

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Experimental study of exiton binding energy in semiconducting carbon nanotubes Nicolas Izard,1, 2 to the exciton binding energy of nanotubes. Electroabsorption is a powerfull technique which directly probe dimensional nanotube leads to strong electron-hole localiza- tion, with binding energy as high as 0.5 e

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Single-Walle 4. Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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applications, carbon nanotube research is ac- tively being pursued in diverse areas including energy storage105 Single-Walle 4. Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Sebastien Nanot, Nicholas A. Thompson, Ji Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are hol- low, long cylinders with extremely large aspect ratios

Kono, Junichiro

396

Broadband Photodetector Based on Carbon Nanotube Fibers Simon Lee,1  

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UG-30 Broadband Photodetector Based on Carbon Nanotube Fibers Simon Lee,1 Xuan Wang absorption properties of the carbon nanotube fibers generate a thermal distribution across the length of applications of carbon nanotubes has been constantly expanding since its inception. From being a copper wire

397

Optical microcavity with semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes  

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Optical microcavity with semiconducting single- wall carbon nanotubes Etienne Gaufrès,1 Nicolas-Perot microcavities based on semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes with a quality factor of 160. We properties References and links 1. P. Avouris, M. Freitag and V. Perebeinos, "Carbon nanotube photonics

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

398

Carbon Nanotube Field-effect Transistors: AC Performance Capabilities.  

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Carbon Nanotube Field-effect Transistors: AC Performance Capabilities. D.L. Pulfrey, D.L. John-barrier carbon nanotube field-effect transistors are examined via simulations using a self-consistent Schrödinger is known about the DC capabilities of carbon nanotube field-effect transistors [1,2,3], and devices

Pulfrey, David L.

399

An experimental test plan for the characterization of molten salt thermochemical properties in heat transport systems  

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Molten salts are considered within the Very High Temperature Reactor program as heat transfer media because of their intrinsically favorable thermo-physical properties at temperatures starting from 300 C and extending up to 1200 C. In this context two main applications of molten salt are considered, both involving fluoride-based materials: as primary coolants for a heterogeneous fuel reactor core and as secondary heat transport medium to a helium power cycle for electricity generation or other processing plants, such as hydrogen production. The reference design concept here considered is the Advanced High Temperature Reactor (AHTR), which is a large passively safe reactor that uses solid graphite-matrix coated-particle fuel (similar to that used in gas-cooled reactors) and a molten salt primary and secondary coolant with peak temperatures between 700 and 1000 C, depending upon the application. However, the considerations included in this report apply to any high temperature system employing fluoride salts as heat transfer fluid, including intermediate heat exchangers for gas-cooled reactor concepts and homogenous molten salt concepts, and extending also to fast reactors, accelerator-driven systems and fusion energy systems. The purpose of this report is to identify the technical issues related to the thermo-physical and thermo-chemical properties of the molten salts that would require experimental characterization in order to proceed with a credible design of heat transfer systems and their subsequent safety evaluation and licensing. In particular, the report outlines an experimental R&D test plan that would have to be incorporated as part of the design and operation of an engineering scaled facility aimed at validating molten salt heat transfer components, such as Intermediate Heat Exchangers. This report builds on a previous review of thermo-physical properties and thermo-chemical characteristics of candidate molten salt coolants that was generated as part of the same project [1]. However, this work focuses on two materials: the LiF-BeF2 eutectic (67 and 33 mol%, respectively, also known as flibe) as primary coolant and the LiF-NaF-KF eutectic (46.5, 11.5, and 52 mol%, respectively, also known as flinak) as secondary heat transport fluid. At first common issues are identified, involving the preparation and purification of the materials as well as the development of suitable diagnostics. Than issues specific to each material and its application are considered, with focus on the compatibility with structural materials and the extension of the existing properties database.

Pattrick Calderoni

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Why do nanotubes grow chiral?  

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Carbon nanotubes (CNT) hold enormous technological promise. It can only be harnessed if one controls in a practical way the CNT chirality, the feature of the tubular carbon topology that governs all the CNT properties---electronic, optical, mechanical. Experiments in catalytic growth over the last decade have repeatedly revealed a puzzling strong preference towards minimally-chiral (near-armchair) CNT, challenging any existing hypotheses and turning chirality control ever more tantalizing yet leaving its understanding elusive. Here we combine the CNT/catalyst interface thermodynamics with the kinetic growth theory to show that the unusual near-armchair peaks emerge from the two antagonistic trends: energetic preference towards achiral CNT/catalyst interfaces vs. faster growth of chiral CNT. This narrow distribution is profoundly related with the peaked behavior of a simple function, x*exp(-x).

Artyukhov, Vasilii I; Yakobson, Boris I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Properties of LiCl-KCl Molten Salt for Nuclear Waste Separation  

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This project addresses both practical and fundamental scientific issues of direct relevance to operational challenges of the molten LiCl-KCl salt pyrochemical process, while providing avenues for improvements in the process. In order to understand the effects of the continually changing composition of the molten salt bath during the process, the project team will systematically vary the concentrations of rare earth surrogate elements, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, and neodymium, which will be added to the molten LiCl-KCl salt. They will also perform a limited number of focused experiments by the dissolution of depleted uranium. All experiments will be performed at 500 deg C. The project consists of the following tasks. Researchers will measure density of the molten salts using an instrument specifically designed for this purpose, and will determine the melting points with a differential scanning calorimeter. Knowledge of these properties is essential for salt mass accounting and taking the necessary steps to prevent melt freezing. The team will use cyclic voltammetry studies to determine redox potentials of the rare earth cations, as well as their diffusion coefficients and activities in the molten LiCl-KCl salt. In addition, the team will perform anodic stripping voltammetry to determine the concentration of the rare earth elements and their solubilities, and to develop the scientific basis for an on-line diagnostic system for in situ monitoring of the cation species concentration (rare earths in this case). Solubility and activity of the cation species are critically important for the prediction of the salt's useful lifetime and disposal.

Sridharan, Kumar [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Allen, Todd [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Anderson, Mark [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Simpson, Mike [Idaho National Lab., (United States)

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared spectra of individual semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes: Testing the scaling of transition energies for large diameter nanotubes  

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of transition energies for large diameter nanotubes Matthew Y. Sfeir and James A. Misewich* Condensed Matter on the same individual nanotube over an energy range of 0.3­2.7 eV. We find that well-established energy scaling relations developed for nanotubes of smaller diameter are not consistent with the measured low-energy

Heinz, Tony F.

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Growth Mechanisms of Vertically-aligned Carbon, Boron Nitride, and Zinc Oxide Nanotubes  

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Nanotubes are one-dimensional nanomaterials with all atoms located near the surface. This article provides a brief review on the possible growth mechanisms of a series of inorganic nanotubes, in particular, vertically-aligned (VA) carbon nanotubes (CNTs), boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs), and ZnO nanotubes (ZnO NTs).

Yap, Yoke Khin [Department of Physics, Michigan Technological University, 118 Fisher Hall, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931 (United States)

2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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1 - Fundamental optical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene  

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Abstract: The fundamental electronic states and optical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes are briefly explained in this chapter. Moreover, the novel optical properties of carbon nanotubes revealed by advanced laser spectroscopy (single-nanotube spectroscopy and time-resolved spectroscopy) are introduced. Due to the enhanced Coulomb interaction, the optically generated electron-hole pair forms a strongly bound ‘exciton’ state, analogous to the hydrogen-like state in the carbon nanotubes. The striking features of excitons in the carbon nanotube, such as singlet-dark states and triplet states, which dominate the optical properties, are described in this chapter.

K. Matsuda

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Inorganic nanotubes and electro-fluidic devices fabricated therefrom  

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Nanofluidic devices incorporating inorganic nanotubes fluidly coupled to channels or nanopores for supplying a fluid containing chemical or bio-chemical species are described. In one aspect, two channels are fluidly interconnected with a nanotube. Electrodes on opposing sides of the nanotube establish electrical contact with the fluid therein. A bias current is passed between the electrodes through the fluid, and current changes are detected to ascertain the passage of select molecules, such as DNA, through the nanotube. In another aspect, a gate electrode is located proximal the nanotube between the two electrodes thus forming a nanofluidic transistor. The voltage applied to the gate controls the passage of ionic species through the nanotube selected as either or both ionic polarities. In either of these aspects the nanotube can be modified, or functionalized, to control the selectivity of detection or passage.

Yang, Peidong (Kensington, CA); Majumdar, Arunava (Orinda, CA); Fan, Rong (Pasadena, CA); Karnik, Rohit (Cambridge, MA)

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Extended Platinum Nanotubes as Fuel Cell Catalysts  

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Energy consumption has relied principally on fossil fuels as an energy source; fuel cells, however, can provide a clean and sustainable alternative, an answer to the depletion and climate change concerns of fossil fuels. Within proton exchange membrane fuel cells, high catalyst cost and poor durability limit the commercial viability of the device. Recently, platinum nanotubes (PtNTs) were studied as durable, active catalysts, providing a platform to meet US Department of Energy vehicular activity targets.[1] Porous PtNTs were developed to increase nanotube surface area, improving mass activity for oxygen reduction without sacrificing durability.[2] Subsurface platinum was then replaced with palladium, forming platinum-coated palladium nanotubes.[3] By forming a core shell structure, platinum utilization was increased, reducing catalyst cost. Alternative substrates have also been examined, modifying platinum surface facets and increasing oxygen reduction specific activity. Through modification of the PtNT platform, catalyst limitations can be reduced, ensuring a commercially viable device.

Alia, S.; Pivovar, B. S.; Yan, Y.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Distillation of LiCl from the LiCl–Li2O molten salt of the electrolytic reduction process  

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Pyroprocessing technology based on molten salt electrolysis has...1–4...]. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) has been developing the pyroprocessing process, which is a technology that recovers...

I. S. Kim; S. C. Oh; H. S. Im; J. M. Hur…

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Third Sound in Superfluid 4He Films Adsorbed on Packed Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes  

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of gases adsorbed on carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. B. , vol.and P. Avouris, Carbon Nanotubes: Syn- thesis, Structure,4 He films on carbon nanotubes,” J. Phys. : Conf. Ser. ,

Menachekanian, Emin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Co-synthesis of LiFePO4 and Carbon Nanotubes  

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as low as 0.1% have been reported for nanotubes in epoxy. 8of LiFePO 4 and carbon nanotubes potentially bypassesthat multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs, Figure 1) and

Wilcox, James; Doeff, Marca M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

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Synthesis and Electronic Transport in Known Chirality Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes  

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Synthesis and Electronic Transport in Known Chirality Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Bhupesh Chandra;ABSTRACT Synthesis and Electronic Transport in Known Chirality Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Bhupesh Chandra Carbon nanotubes are intriguing new materials with extraordinary electrical properties originating from

Hone, James

412

Conductance-Controlled Point Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Brett R. Goldsmith, 1 Johnof Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Brett R. Goldsmith et al.single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to fabricate single-

Collins, Philip G

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Ultrafast Mid-Infrared Intra-Excitonic Response of Individualized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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Z. Ma et al. , in: Carbon Nanotubes, edited by A. Jorio, G.Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Jigang Wang, 1, 2 Matt W.7,5) single-walled carbon nanotubes. Strong photoinduced

Wang, Jigang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

First principles study of structure and lithium storage in inorganic nanotubes  

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The exact structure of layered inorganic nanotubes is difficult to determine, but this information is vital to using atomistic calculations to predict nanotube properties. A multi-walled nanotube with a circular cross ...

Tibbetts, Kevin (Kevin Joseph)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Effect of Localized Oxygen Functionalization On the Conductance of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes  

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of metallic carbon nanotubes M. K. Ashraf, 1, * Nicolas A.and metallic zigzag carbon nanotubes ?CNTs? is presented. InI. INTRODUCTION Carbon nanotubes ?CNTs? are a candidate for

Collins, Philip G

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Four-Wave Mixing Microscopy with Electronic Contrast of Individual Carbon Nanotubes  

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and J. Jiang, in Carbon Nanotubes, edited by A. Jorio, G.V. Perebeinos, in Carbon Nanotubes, edited by A. Jorio, G.and P. Finnie, in Carbon Nanotubes, edited by A. Jorio, G.

Collins, Philip G

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Electrode Characteristics of Individual, MnO2 Coated Carbon Nanotubes  

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MnO2 Coated Carbon Nanotubes Brad L. Corso, Israel Perez,single- walled carbon nanotubes. Li ion cyclic voltammetrysingle-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) that are grown in

Collins, Philip G

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Electrical, electromagnetic and structural characteristics of carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites  

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functionalized nanotubes and the RET is seen in the energyfunctionalized nanotubes and the RET is seen in the energythe nanotubes and the RET, and was evidenced by the energy

Park, Sung-Hoon

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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images/logoetsf Introduction Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Applications: Nanotubes and Graphene Perspectives  

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images/logoetsf Introduction Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Applications: Nanotubes and Graphene excitations Francesco Sottile #12;Introduction Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Applications: Nanotubes excitations Francesco Sottile #12;Introduction Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Applications: Nanotubes

Botti, Silvana

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The Surface Reactivities of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Their Related Toxicities  

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single-walled carbon nanotubes Energy (eV) C 2 C 1 S 11 S 22nanotubes (SWCNTs) have found applications in production of renewable energy,nanotubes (CNTs) are of paramount importance for the production of renewable energy

Ren, Lei

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure-Property Relationships in Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Systems: Influence of Noncovalent Stabilization Techniques  

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. Conversely, the mechanical properties are always better for epoxy composites containing covalently functionalized nanotubes. Clay particles were used as a rigid dispersing aid for nanotubes in aqueous suspensions and epoxy composites. When both nanotubes...

Liu, Lei

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

422

Co-synthesis of LiFePO4 and Carbon Nanotubes  

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of LiFePO 4 and carbon nanotubes potentially bypassessynthesis of LiFePO 4 and Carbon Nanotubes James Wilcox* ,†that multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs, Figure 1) and

Wilcox, James; Doeff, Marca M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Improved synthesis of carbon nanotubes with junctions and of single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Pyrolysis of thiophene over nickel nanoparticles dispersed on silica is shown to yield Y-junction carbon nanotubes with smaller diameters than those obtained by ... pyrolysis of organometallic-hydrocarbon mixture...

F. L. Deepak; A. Govindaraj; C. N. R. Rao

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Electrical device fabrication from nanotube formations  

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A method for forming nanotube electrical devices, arrays of nanotube electrical devices, and device structures and arrays of device structures formed by the methods. Various methods of the present invention allow creation of semiconducting and/or conducting devices from readily grown SWNT carpets rather than requiring the preparation of a patterned growth channel and takes advantage of the self-controlling nature of these carpet heights to ensure a known and controlled channel length for reliable electronic properties as compared to the prior methods.

Nicholas, Nolan Walker; Kittrell, W. Carter; Kim, Myung Jong; Schmidt, Howard K.

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

425

Laser ablative synthesis of carbon nanotubes  

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An improved method for the production of single walled carbon nanotubes that utilizes an RF-induction heated side-pumped synthesis chamber for the production of such. Such a method, while capable of producing large volumes of carbon nanotubes, concurrently permits the use of a simplified apparatus that allows for greatly reduced heat up and cool down times and flexible flowpaths that can be readily modified for production efficiency optimization. The method of the present invention utilizes a free electron laser operating at high average and peak fluence to illuminate a rotating and translating graphite/catalyst target to obtain high yields of SWNTs without the use of a vacuum chamber.

Smith, Michael W. (Newport News, VA); Jordan, Kevin (Newport News, VA); Park, Cheol (Yorktown, VA)

2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

426

Nanoscale atomic waveguides with suspended carbon nanotubes  

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We propose an experimentally viable setup for the realization of one-dimensional ultracold atom gases in a nanoscale magnetic waveguide formed by single doubly-clamped suspended carbon nanotubes. We show that all common decoherence and atom loss mechanisms are small guaranteeing a stable operation of the trap. Since the extremely large current densities in carbon nanotubes are spatially homogeneous, our proposed architecture allows to overcome the problem of fragmentation of the atom cloud. Adding a second nanowire allows to create a double-well potential with a moderate tunneling barrier which is desired for tunneling and interference experiments with the advantage of tunneling distances being in the nanometer regime.

V. Peano; M. Thorwart; A. Kasper; R. Egger

2005-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

427

Magnetic Schrödinger operators on armchair nanotubes  

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We consider the Schr\\"odinger operator with a periodic potential on a quasi 1D continuous periodic model of armchair nanotubes in $\\R^3$ in a uniform magnetic field (with amplitude $B\\in \\R$), which is parallel to the axis of the nanotube. The spectrum of this operator consists of an absolutely continuous part (spectral bands separated by gaps) plus an infinite number of eigenvalues with infinite multiplicity. We describe all eigenfunctions with the same eigenvalue including compactly supported. We describe the spectrum as a function of $B$. For some specific potentials we prove an existence of gaps independent on the magnetic field. If $B\

Evgeny Korotyaev; Andrey Badanin

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Intersubband Edge Singularity in Metallic Nanotubes  

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Tunneling density of states of both the massless and massive (gapped) particles in metallic carbon nanotubes is known to have anomalous energy dependence. This is the result of coupling to multiple low-energy bosonic excitation (plasmons). For both kinds of particles the ensuing effect is the suppression of the density of states by electron-electron interactions. We demonstrate that the optical absorption between gapless and gapped states is affected by the many-body effects in the opposite way. The absorption probability is enhanced compared with the non-interacting value and develops a power-law frequency dependence with the exponent -0.2 for typical nanotubes.

E. G. Mishchenko; O. A. Starykh

2011-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

429

Neutron scattering studies of carbon nanotubes  

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We report on neutron scattering studies of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT). Small angle scattering was used to investigate the structure of SWNT suspensions. Diffraction data were compared to calculations on finite-size bundles of SWNT in order to estimate the distribution of tube diameters. Lastly we present an inelastic neutron scattering study of the density of phonon states in SWNT. In the frequency range of intramolecular modes the measured spectrum is found to be in good agreement with that calculated on an isolated (10 10) nanotube.

E. Anglaret; S. Rols; J. L. Sauvajol

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Molten Carbonate and Phosphoric Acid Stationary Fuel Cells: Overview and Gap Analysis  

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9072 9072 September 2010 Molten Carbonate and Phosphoric Acid Stationary Fuel Cells: Overview and Gap Analysis Robert Remick National Renewable Energy Laboratory Douglas Wheeler DJW Technology, LLC National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-560-49072 September 2010 Molten Carbonate and Phosphoric Acid Stationary Fuel Cells: Overview and Gap Analysis Robert Remick National Renewable Energy Laboratory Douglas Wheeler DJW Technology, LLC Prepared under Task No. H278.7210

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Visualizing the Flow of Molten Rock through Seabed Mantle | Advanced Photon  

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How Dinosaurs Put Proteins into Long-Term Storage How Dinosaurs Put Proteins into Long-Term Storage Plutonium Tricks Cells by "Pretending" to be Iron A Chemical Detour to Quantum Criticality Metallic Glass: A Crystal at Heart Brain Iron as an Early Predictor of Alzheimer's Disease Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Visualizing the Flow of Molten Rock through Seabed Mantle JULY 27, 2011 Bookmark and Share X-ray microtomography images show the networks formed by molten rock in a cube of mantle material, 140 microns on a side, at four different melt fractions. Grey areas are melted material between solid olivine grains, represented by the white regions. Red indicates channels of melt slicing

432

Device for equalizing molten electrolyte content in a fuel cell stack  

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A device for equalizing the molten electrolyte content throughout the height of a fuel cell stack is disclosed. The device includes a passageway for electrolyte return with electrolyte wettable wicking material in the opposite end portions of the passageway. One end portion is disposed near the upper, negative end of the stack where electrolyte flooding occurs. The second end portion is placed near the lower, positive end of the stack where electrolyte is depleted. Heating means are provided at the upper portion of the passageway to increase electrolyte vapor pressure in the upper wicking material. The vapor is condensed in the lower passageway portion and conducted as molten electrolyte in the lower wick to the positive end face of the stack. An inlet is provided to inject a modifying gas into the passageway and thereby control the rate of electrolyte return.

Smith, J.L.

1985-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

433

Device for equalizing molten electrolyte content in a fuel cell stack  

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A device for equalizing the molten electrolyte content throughout the height of a fuel cell stack is disclosed. The device includes a passageway for electrolyte return with electrolyte wettable wicking material in the opposite end portions of the passageway. One end portion is disposed near the upper, negative end of the stack where electrolyte flooding occurs. The second end portion is placed near the lower, positive end of the stack where electrolyte is depleted. Heating means are provided at the upper portion of the passageway to increase electrolyte vapor pressure in the upper wicking material. The vapor is condensed in the lower passageway portion and conducted as molten electrolyte in the lower wick to the positive end face of the stack. An inlet is provided to inject a modifying gas into the passageway and thereby control the rate of electrolyte return.

Smith, James L. (Lemont, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Porous membrane electrochemical cell for uranium and transuranic recovery from molten salt electrolyte  

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An improved process and device for the recovery of the minor actinides and the transuranic elements (TRU's) from a molten salt electrolyte. The process involves placing the device, an electrically non-conducting barrier between an anode salt and a cathode salt. The porous barrier allows uranium to diffuse between the anode and cathode, yet slows the diffusion of uranium ions so as to cause depletion of uranium ions in the catholyte. This allows for the eventual preferential deposition of transuranics present in spent nuclear fuel such as Np, Pu, Am, Cm. The device also comprises an uranium oxidation anode. The oxidation anode is solid uranium metal in the form of spent nuclear fuel. The spent fuel is placed in a ferric metal anode basket which serves as the electrical lead or contact between the molten electrolyte and the anodic uranium metal.

Willit, James L. (Ratavia, IL)

2007-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

435

Porous membrane electrochemical cell for uranium and transuranic recovery from molten salt electrolyte  

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An improved process and device for the recovery of the minor actinides and the transuranic elements (TRU's) from a molten salt electrolyte. The process involves placing the device, an electrically non-conducting barrier between an anode salt and a cathode salt. The porous barrier allows uranium to diffuse between the anode and cathode, yet slows the diffusion of uranium ions so as to cause depletion of uranium ions in the catholyte. This allows for the eventual preferential deposition of transuranics present in spent nuclear fuel such as Np, Pu, Am, Cm. The device also comprises an uranium oxidation anode. The oxidation anode is solid uranium metal in the form of spent nuclear fuel. The spent fuel is placed in a ferric metal anode basket which serves as the electrical lead or contact between the molten electrolyte and the anodic uranium metal.

Willit, James L. (Batavia, IL)

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

436

Exploratory corrosion tests on alloys in molten salts at 900/sup 0/C  

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Exploratory corrosion tests were conducted on 16 commercial alloys in carbonate, chloride, and hydroxide molten salts at 900/sup 0/C for up to three weeks. Corrosion information, including weight change, observations of the coupons, metallographic examination, and evaluation of the corrosion product by SEM, was obtained on the coupons exposed to these salts. These tests indicated that a number of the alloys showed significant resistance to metal loss in the carbonate molten salt with corrosion rates on the order of several millimeters per year. The corrosion product is an interpenetrating structure of metal from the more noble alloy ingredients and of an oxide made up of the reaction between melt components and oxidizable metals from the alloy.

Coyle, R.T.; Thomas, T.M.; Lai, G.Y.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Advanced Heat Exchanger Development for Molten Salts in Nuclear and Non Nuclear Systems  

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This study addresses present work concerned with advanced heat exchanger development for molten salt in nuclear and non nuclear thermal systems. The molten salt systems discussed herein use alloys, such as Hastelloy N and 242, which show corrosion resistance to molten salt at nominal operating temperatures up to 700°C. These alloys were diffusion welded, and the corresponding information is presented. Test specimens were prepared for exposing diffusion welds to molten salt environments. Hastelloy N and 242 were found to be weldable by diffusion welding, with ultimate tensile strengths about 90% of base metal values. Both diffusion welds and sheet material in Hastelloy N were corrosion tested in?58 mol% KF and 42 mol% ZrF4 at 650, 700, and 850°C for 200, 500, and 1,000 hours. Corrosion rates found were similar between welded and nonwelded materials, typically <10 mils per year. For materials of construction, nickel and alloys with dense nickel coatings are effectively inert to corrosion in fluorides, but not so in chlorides. Hence, additional testing of selected alloys for resistance to intergranular corrosion is needed, as is a determination of corrosion rate as a function of contaminant type and alloy composition with respect to chromium and carbon to better define the optimal chromium and carbon composition, independent of galvanic or differential solubility effects. Also presented is the division of the nuclear reactor and high temperature components per ASME standards, along with design requirements for a subcritical Rankine power cycle heat exchanger that has to overcome pressure difference of about 17 MPa.

Piyush Sabharwall; Denis Clark; Kumar Sridharan; Guiqiu Zheng; Mark Anderson

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Molten wax as a dust control agent for demolition of facilities  

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Molten wax shows considerable promise as a fixative and dust control agent in demolition of radioactively contaminated facilities. Sticky molten wax, modified with special surfactants and wetting agents, is capable of not only coating materials but also penetrating into friable or dusty materials and making them incapable of becoming airborne during demolition. Wax also shows significant promise for stabilization of waste residuals that may be contained in buildings undergoing demolition. Some of the building materials that have been tested to date include concrete, wood, sheet rock, fiber insulation, lime, rock, and paper. Protective clothing, clay, sand, sulfur, and bentonite clay have been tested as surrogates for certain waste materials that may be encountered during building demolition. The paper describes several potential applications of molten wax for dust control in demolition of radioactive contaminated facilities. As a case-study, this paper describes a research test performed for a pipeline closure project being completed by the Idaho Cleanup Project at the Idaho National Laboratory. The project plans to excavate and remove a section of buried Duriron drain piping containing highly radioactive and friable and 'flighty' waste residuals. A full-scale pipeline mockup containing simulated waste was buried in sand to simulate the direct buried subsurface condition of the subject piping. The pipeline was pre-heated by drawing hot air through the line with a HEPA vacuum blower unit. Molten wax was pumped into the line and allowed to cool. The line was then broken apart in various places to evaluate the permeation performance of the wax. The wax fully permeated all the surrogate materials rendering them non-friable with a consistency similar to modeling clay. Based on the performance during the mockup, it is anticipated that the wax will be highly effective in controlling the spread of radiological contamination during pipe demolition activities. (authors)

Carter, E.E. [Carter Technologies Co, Sugar Land, TX (United States); Welty, B.D. [Portage, Inc, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

On-line Monitoring of Actinide Concentrations in Molten Salt Electrolyte  

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Pyroprocessing, a treatment method for spent nuclear fuel (SNF), is currently being studied at the Idaho National Laboratory. The key operation of pyroprocessing which takes place in an electrorefiner is the electrochemical separation of actinides from other constituents in spent fuel. Efficient operation of the electrorefiner requires online monitoring of actinide concentrations in the molten salt electrolyte. Square-wave voltammetry (SWV) and normal pulse voltammetry (NPV) are being investigated to assess their applicability to the measurement of actinide concentrations in the electrorefiner.

Curtis W. Johnson; Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar; Shelly X. Li

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

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Layer-By-Layer Assembled Hybrid Film of Carbon Nanotubes/Iron...  

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By-Layer Assembled Hybrid Film of Carbon NanotubesIron Oxide Nanocrystals for Reagentless Electrochemical Detection of Layer-By-Layer Assembled Hybrid Film of Carbon Nanotubes...

443

Fabrication of high thermal conductivity arrays of carbon nanotubes and their composites  

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Methods and apparatus are described for fabrication of high thermal conductivity arrays of carbon nanotubes and their composites. A composition includes a vertically aligned nanotube array including a plurality of nanotubes characterized by a property across substantially all of the vertically aligned nanotube array. A method includes depositing a vertically aligned nanotube array that includes a plurality of nanotubes; and controlling a deposition rate of the vertically aligned nanotubes array as a function of an in situ monitored property of the plurality of nanotubes.

Geohegan, David B. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Ivanov, Ilya N. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Puretzky, Alexander A [Knoxville, TN

2010-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

444

Block copolymer-templated iron oxide nanoparticles for bimodal growth of multi-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Since their discovery carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have sparked great interest due to their exceptional mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. These properties make carbon nanotubes desirable for numerous applications ...

Yazzie, Kyle E

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Electromigration process for the purification of molten silicon during crystal growth  

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A process for the purification of molten materials during crystal growth by electromigration of impurities to localized dirty zones. The process has particular applications for silicon crystal growth according to Czochralski techniques and edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) conditions. In the Czochralski crystal growing process, the impurities are electromigrated away from the crystallization interface by applying a direct electrical current to the molten silicon for electromigrating the charged impurities away from the crystal growth interface. In the EFG crystal growth process, a direct electrical current is applied between the two faces which are used in forming the molten silicon into a ribbon. The impurities are thereby migrated to one side only of the crystal ribbon. The impurities may be removed or left in place. If left in place, they will not adversely affect the ribbon when used in solar collectors. The migration of the impurity to one side only of the silicon ribbon is especially suitable for use with asymmetric dies which preferentially crystallize uncharged impurities along one side or face of the ribbon.

Lovelace, Alan M. Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space (San Pedro, CA); Shlichta, Paul J. (San Pedro, CA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

An evaluation of possible next-generation high temperature molten-salt power towers.  

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Since completion of the Solar Two molten-salt power tower demonstration in 1999, the solar industry has been developing initial commercial-scale projects that are 3 to 14 times larger. Like Solar Two, these initial plants will power subcritical steam-Rankine cycles using molten salt with a temperature of 565 C. The main question explored in this study is whether there is significant economic benefit to develop future molten-salt plants that operate at a higher receiver outlet temperature. Higher temperatures would allow the use of supercritical steam cycles that achieve an improved efficiency relative to today's subcritical cycle ({approx}50% versus {approx}42%). The levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of a 565 C subcritical baseline plant was compared with possible future-generation plants that operate at 600 or 650 C. The analysis suggests that {approx}8% reduction in LCOE can be expected by raising salt temperature to 650 C. However, most of that benefit can be achieved by raising the temperature to only 600 C. Several other important insights regarding possible next-generation power towers were also drawn: (1) the evaluation of receiver-tube materials that are capable of higher fluxes and temperatures, (2) suggested plant reliability improvements based on a detailed evaluation of the Solar Two experience, and (3) a thorough evaluation of analysis uncertainties.

Kolb, Gregory J.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of molten debris freezing in a severe RIA in-pile test. [PWR; BWR  

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An understanding of the freezing of molten debris on cold core structures following a hypothetical core meltdown accident in a light water reactor (LWR) is of importance to reactor safety analysis. The purpose of the present investigation was to analyze the transient freezing of the molten debris produced in a severe reactivity initiated accident (RIA) scoping test, designated RIA-ST-4, which was performed in the Power Burst Facility and simulated a BWR control rod drop accident. In the RIA-ST-4 experiment, a single, unirradiated, 20 wt % enriched, UO/sub 2/ fuel rod contained within a Zircaloy flow shroud was subjected to a single power burst which deposited a total energy of about 700 cal/g UO/sub 2/. This energy deposition is well above what is possible in a commercial LWR during a hypothetical control rod drop (BWR) or ejection (PWR) accident. However, the performance of such an in-pile test has provided important information regarding molten debris movement, relocation, and freezing on cold walls.

El-Genk, M.S.; Moore, R.L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants - Public Final Technical Report  

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Executive Summary This Final Report for the "Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF) Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants” describes the overall project accomplishments, results and conclusions. Phase 1 analyzed the feasibility, cost and performance of a parabolic trough solar power plant with a molten salt heat transfer fluid (HTF); researched and/or developed feasible component options, detailed cost estimates and workable operating procedures; and developed hourly performance models. As a result, a molten salt plant with 6 hours of storage was shown to reduce Thermal Energy Storage (TES) cost by 43.2%, solar field cost by 14.8%, and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by 9.8% - 14.5% relative to a similar state-of-the-art baseline plant. The LCOE savings range met the project’s Go/No Go criteria of 10% LCOE reduction. Another primary focus of Phase 1 and 2 was risk mitigation. The large risk areas associated with a molten salt parabolic trough plant were addressed in both Phases, such as; HTF freeze prevention and recovery, collector components and piping connections, and complex component interactions. Phase 2 analyzed in more detail the technical and economic feasibility of a 140 MWe,gross molten-salt CSP plant with 6 hours of TES. Phase 2 accomplishments included developing technical solutions to the above mentioned risk areas, such as freeze protection/recovery, corrosion effects of applicable molten salts, collector design improvements for molten salt, and developing plant operating strategies for maximized plant performance and freeze risk mitigation. Phase 2 accomplishments also included developing and thoroughly analyzing a molten salt, Parabolic Trough power plant performance model, in order to achieve the project cost and performance targets. The plant performance model and an extensive basic Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) quote were used to calculate a real levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of 11.50˘/kWhe , which achieved the Phase 2 Go/No Go target of less than 0.12˘/kWhe. Abengoa Solar has high confidence that the primary risk areas have been addressed in the project and a commercial plant utilizing molten salt is economically and technically feasible. The strong results from the Phase 1 and 2 research, testing, and analyses, summarized in this report, led Abengoa Solar to recommend that the project proceed to Phase 3. However, a commercially viable collector interconnection was not fully validated by the end of Phase 2, combined with the uncertainty in the federal budget, forced the DOE and Abengoa Solar to close the project. Thus the resources required to construct and operate a molten salt pilot plant will be solely supplied by Abengoa Solar.

Grogan, Dylan C. P.

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective models for excitons in carbon nanotubes  

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We analyse the low lying spectrum of a model of excitons in carbon nanotubes. Consider two particles with an attractive Coulomb self-interaction, placed on an infinitely long cylinder. If the cylinder radius becomes small, the low lying spectrum is well described by a one-dimensional effective Hamiltonian which is exactly solvable.

Horia D. Cornean; Pierre Duclos; Benjamin Ricaud

2006-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanotube/Nanowire Based ORR Catalyst  

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Presentation about nanotube or nanowire-based oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalysts, presented by Yushan Yan, University of Delaware, at the kick-off meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Program's Catalysis Working Group, held May 14, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia.

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Highly Ordered Carbon Nanotube Nematic Liquid Crystals  

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Nicolas Puech †, Christophe Blanc ‡, Eric Grelet †, Camilo Zamora-Ledezma §, Maryse Maugey †, Cécile Zakri †, Eric Anglaret ‡, and Philippe Poulin †* ... *E-mail: poulin@crpp-bordeaux.cnrs.fr. ... Vigolo, B.; Penicaud, A.; Coulon, C.; Sauder, C.; Pailler, R.; Journet, C.; Bernier, P.; Poulin, P.Macroscopic fibers and ribbons of oriented carbon nanotubes Science 2000, 290 ( 5495) 1331– 1334 ...

Nicolas Puech; Christophe Blanc; Eric Grelet; Camilo Zamora-Ledezma; Maryse Maugey; Ce?cile Zakri; Eric Anglaret; Philippe Poulin

2011-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Lipid Bilayers Covalently Anchored to Carbon Nanotubes  

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Formvar coated-copper grids (TED Pella, Redding, CA) were placed on the sample droplets for 3–4 min, and the excess fluid was removed by filter paper. ... Polizu, S.; Savadogo, O.; Poulin, P.; Yahia, L.Applications of carbon nanotubes-based biomaterials in biomedical nanotechnology J. Nanosci. ...

Yasaman Dayani; Noah Malmstadt

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Evolution on Hydrophobic Aligned Carbon Nanotube  

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).3 From a fundamental standpoint, hydro- phobicity is governed by the surface micro- structure Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 C arbon nanotubes (CNTs) hydro- phobic and hydrophilic pressure on the stability of water droplets sitting on hydro- phobic vertically aligned CNT forests

Daraio, Chiara

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Thermal Analysis of Surrogate Simulated Molten Salts with Metal Chloride Impurities for Electrorefining Used Nuclear Fuel  

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This project is a fundamental study to measure thermal properties (liquidus, solidus, phase transformation, and enthalpy) of molten salt systems of interest to electrorefining operations, which are used in both the fuel cycle research & development mission and the spent fuel treatment mission of the Department of Energy. During electrorefining operations the electrolyte accumulates elements more active than uranium (transuranics, fission products and bond sodium). The accumulation needs to be closely monitored because the thermal properties of the electrolyte will change as the concentration of the impurities increases. During electrorefining (processing techniques used at the Idaho National Laboratory to separate uranium from spent nuclear fuel) it is important for the electrolyte to remain in a homogeneous liquid phase for operational safeguard and criticality reasons. The phase stability of molten salts in an electrorefiner may be adversely affected by the buildup of fission products in the electrolyte. Potential situations that need to be avoided are: (i) build up of fissile elements in the salt approaching the criticality limits specified for the vessel (ii) freezing of the salts due to change in the liquidus temperature and (iii) phase separation (non-homogenous solution) of elements. The stability (and homogeneity) of the phases can potentially be monitored through the thermal characterization of the salts, which can be a function of impurity concentration. This work describes the experimental results of typical salts compositions, consisting of chlorides of strontium, samarium, praseodymium, lanthanum, barium, cerium, cesium, neodymium, sodium and gadolinium (as a surrogate for both uranium and plutonium), used in the processing of used nuclear fuels. Differential scanning calorimetry was used to analyze numerous salt samples providing results on the thermal properties. The property of most interest to pyroprocessing is the liquidus temperature. It was previously known the liquidus temperature of the molten salt would change as spent fuel is processed through the Mk-IV electrorefiner. However, the extent of the increase in liquidus temperature was not known. This work is first of its kind in determining thermodynamic properties of a molten salt electrolyte containing transuranics, fission products and bond sodium. Experimental data concluded that the melting temperature of the electrolyte will become greater than the operating temperature of the Mk-IV ER during current fuel processing campaigns. Collected data also helps predict when the molten salt electrolyte will no longer be able to support electrorefining operations.

Toni Y. Gutknecht; Guy L. Fredrickson; Vivek Utgikar

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusion through Carbon Nanotube Semipermeable membranes  

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The goal of this project is to measure transport through CNTs and study effects of confinement at molecular scale. This work is motivated by several simulation papers in high profile journals that predict significantly higher transport rates of gases and liquids through carbon nanotubes as compared with similarly-sized nanomaterials (e.g. zeolites). The predictions are based on the effects of confinement, atomically smooth pore walls and high pore density. Our work will provide the first measurements that would compare to and hopefully validate the simulations. Gas flux is predicted to be >1000X greater for SWNTs versus zeolitesi. A high flux of 6-30 H2O/NT/ns {approx} 8-40 L/min for a 1cm{sup 2} membrane is also predicted. Neutron diffraction measurements indicate existence of a 1D water chain within a cylindrical ice sheet inside carbon nanotubes, which is consistent with the predictions of the simulation. The enabling experimental platform that we are developing is a semipermeable membrane made out of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes with gaps between nanotubes filled so that the transport occurs through the nanotubes. The major challenges of this project included: (1) Growth of CNTs in the suitable vertically aligned configuration, especially the single wall carbon nanotubes; (2) Development of a process for void-free filling gaps between CNTs; and (3) Design of the experiments that will probe the small amounts of analyte that go through. Knowledge of the behavior of water upon nanometer-scale confinement is key to understanding many biological processes. For example, the protein folding process is believed to involve water confined in a hydrophobic environment. In transmembrane proteins such as aquaporins, water transport occurs under similar conditions. And in fields as far removed as oil recovery and catalysis, an understanding of the nanoscale molecular transport occurring within the nanomaterials used (e.g. zeolites) is the key to process optimization. Furthermore, advancement of many emerging nanotechnologies in chemistry and biology will undoubtedly be aided by an understanding confined water transport, particularly the details of hydrogen bonding and solvation that become crucial on this length scale. We can envision several practical applications for our devices, including desalination, gas separations, dialysis, and semipermeable fabrics for protection against CW agents etc. The single wall carbon nanotube membranes will be the key platform for applications because they will allow high transport rates of small molecules such as water and eliminate solvated ions or CW agents.

Bakajin, O

2006-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Eu-doped Y2O3 nanosheets and nanotubes  

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A hydrothermal method was used to synthesize Eu-doped Y2O3 nanosheets and nanotubes. High Resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and synchrotron x-ray diffraction were used to characterize these nanomaterials. The nanosheets were obtained using a slightly lower pH value and they were partly crystalline and partly amorphous. Using a pH value of about 10, fully crystalline nanotubes were obtained. It is anticipated that nanosheets folded themselves to form stable nanotubes.

Sun, Hongtao [Texas Tech University, Lubbock; Chaudhari, Jharna [Texas Tech University, Lubbock; Kenik, Edward A [ORNL; Zhu, H [Texas Tech University, Lubbock; Ma, Y [Texas Tech University, Lubbock

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Noncatalytic synthesis of carbon nanotubes by chemical vapor deposition  

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A new method is proposed to obtain uniform arrays of multiwall carbon nanotubes without catalysts. Nanotubes have been formed by carbon condensation from a hydrogen-methane gas mixture activated by a dc discharge. Structural and morphological investigations of the obtained material were performed by Raman spectroscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, and electron energy loss spectroscopy. It is shown that the obtained nanotubes contain no impurities that could act as catalysts. Based on these experimental data, it is concluded that the nanotube synthesis under study is noncatalytic. Possible mechanisms of this synthesis are considered.

Ismagilov, R. R., E-mail: ismagil@polly.phys.msu.ru; Shvets, P. V.; Kharin, A. Yu.; Obraztsov, A. N. [Moscow State University (Russian Federation)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium 4 Dimer in Two Coaxial Adjacent Nanotubes  

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The ground state properties of the helium 4 dimer, within the geometry defined by two adjacent nanotubes with different radii and hard core walls,...

J. Brana; S. Kili?; L. Vranješ

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exciton Dynamics in (6,5) Carbon Nanotubes  

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Relaxation dynamics in carbon nanotubes, measured by transient absorption spectroscopy, are shown to exhibit stretched exponential behavior. The power dependence of the zero time delay...

Swan, Anna; Walsh, A G; Schneck, J; Green, A A; Hersam, M; Ziegler, L D

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Geometry and X-ray diffraction characteristics of carbon nanotubes  

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Algorithms for generating atomic coordinates in nanotubes with an arbitrary cell in the layer plane have been developed. The conditions for the seamless matching of a flat layer rolled up in any direction are formulated for cylindrical, conical, and faceted tubes. A method has been developed for generating different types of faceted nanotubes using a group transformation (obtained in this study) that leaves invariant an arbitrary polygon in the nanotube cross section. Equations are proposed for deriving the diameter and chirality of single-wall carbon cylindrical nanotubes from X-ray diffraction spectra.

Pleshakov, V. F., E-mail: victorpleshakov@list.ru [FGUP Scientific Research Institute of Electrical Carbon Products (Russian Federation)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen adsorption on graphite and nanotubes P. Giannozzi,a)  

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.1063/1.1536636 There is currently a strong interest on the phenomenol- ogy of gas adsorption by carbon nanotubes. Recent experi

Giannozzi, Paolo

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Nanotubes as Robust Thermal Conductors - Energy Innovation Portal  

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Advanced Materials Advanced Materials Find More Like This Return to Search Nanotubes as Robust Thermal Conductors Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contact LBL About This...

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Photoexcitation of the triplet exciton in single wall carbon nanotubes  

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The carbon nanotube photoexcitation spectrum is dominated by excitonic transitions, rather than interband transitions between continuum states. There are eight distinct excitonic transitions (four singlet and four triplet), ...

Santos, Tiffany S.

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Apparatus for the Laser Ablative Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes...  

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Apparatus for the Laser Ablative Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Contact TJNAF About This Technology Technology Marketing SummaryThis...

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Synthetic nanotubes lay foundation for new technology: Artificial...  

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Synthetic nanotubes lay foundation for new technology: Artificial pores mimic key features of natural pores By Tona Kunz * July 17, 2012 Tweet EmailPrint Scientists have overcome...

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Water-splitting using photocatalytic porphyrin-nanotube composite devices  

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A method for generating hydrogen by photocatalytic decomposition of water using porphyrin nanotube composites. In some embodiments, both hydrogen and oxygen are generated by photocatalytic decomposition of water.

Shelnutt, John A. (Tijeras, NM); Miller, James E. (Albuquerque, NM); Wang, Zhongchun (Albuquerque, NM); Medforth, Craig J. (Winters, CA)

2008-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of composites with aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as reinforcement  

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Carbon nanotubes' (CNTs) superlative combination of electrical, thermal, and especially mechanical properties make them ideal candidates for composite reinforcement. Nanocomposites and hybrid composite architectures employing ...

García, Enrique J

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Management Using Graphene and Carbon-Nanotubes.  

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??This dissertation investigates the application of graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for thermal management of high-power batteries and interconnects. The research is focused on three… (more)

Goli, Pradyumna

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards structural health monitoring in carbon nanotube reinforced composites  

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An experimental investigation was conducted to understand the non-destructive evaluation (NDE) capabilities of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) of several network architectures towards structural health monitoring (SHM). As ...

Wang, Wennie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation and Characterisation of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes.  

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??This thesis presents the preparation of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes using porous anodic alumina templates via thermal chemical vapour deposition. The characteristics of prepared carbon… (more)

Xu, Rui

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Massively Parallel Indirect Dielectrophoresis Controlled Placement of Carbon Nanotubes.  

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??Placement of single walled carbon nanotubes is demonstrated through massively parallel indirect dielectrophoresis (MPID). MPID is shown to be able to control the placement of… (more)

Conley, Hiram Jacob

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excited State Dynamics of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.  

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??In this work we tried to shed light on issue by excited state dynamics in carbon nanotubes by combining the photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy with the… (more)

HARUTYUNYAN, HAYK

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Forests  

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Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes are one of the most promising materials due their numerous applications in flexible electronic devices, biosensors and multifunctional aircraft materials, among others. However, the ...

Guzman de Villoria, Roberto

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Scaffolding Carbon Nanotubes into Single-Molecule Circuitry  

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Carbon Nanotubes into Single-Molecule Circuitry Brett R.to a single binding site, single molecule precision can beto directly transduce single-molecule interactions such as

Collins, Philip G

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA Scientist Discusses Nanotube Advances Feb. 9 at Jefferson...  

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Nanotube Advances Feb. 9 at Jefferson Lab NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 2, 2011 - Mike Smith, a NASA Langley Research Center scientist, will present a lecture titled "20th...

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Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes-Modified Polymer Organic Photovoltaics.  

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??Since the carbon nanotubes were first discovered by Iijima in 1991, CNTs have been the focus of intense research by many groups. Nearly 7000 papers… (more)

Chen, Tzu-Fan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of chalcogenide ternary and quaternary nanotubes through directed compositional alterations of bacterial As--S nanotubes  

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Synthesis of chalcogenide ternary and quaternary nanotubes through directed compositional alterations of bacterial As--S nanotubes Shenghua Jiang,a Fang Liu,b Min-Gyu Kim,c Jae-Hong Lim,b Kun-Jae Lee--S--Se and As--Cd--S) and quaternary (i.e. As--Cd--S--Se) composite nanotubes were synthesized using biotic As

Chen, Wilfred

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Infrared Spectra of Individual Semiconducting Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes: Testing the Scaling of Transition Energies for Large Diameter Nanotubes  

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We have measured the low-energy excitonic transitions of chiral assigned individual large-diameter semiconducting single-walled nanotubes using a high-resolution Fourier transform photoconductivity technique. When photoconductivity is complemented by Rayleigh scattering spectroscopy, as many as five optical transitions can be identified on the same individual nanotube over an energy range of 0.3-2.7 eV. We find that well-established energy scaling relations developed for nanotubes of smaller diameter are not consistent with the measured low-energy transitions in large (1.8-2.3 nm) diameter nanotubes.

M Sfeir; J Misewich; S Rosenblatt; Y Wu; C Voisin; H Yan; S Berciaud; T Heinz; B Chandra; et al.

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Raman excitation profiles for the (n1, n2) assignment in carbon nanotubes  

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Raman excitation profiles for the (n1, n2) assignment in carbon nanotubes H. Telg , J. Maultzsch indices n1 and n2 in semiconducting and metallic nanotubes was performed comparing resonance Raman nanotube families. Ever since the discovery of how to keep isolated nanotubes from rebundeling in solu

Nabben, Reinhard

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10.1098/rsta.2004.1444 Resonant Raman spectroscopy of nanotubes  

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10.1098/rsta.2004.1444 Resonant Raman spectroscopy of nanotubes By Christian Thomsen1 , Stephanie. The experimental situation in carbon nanotubes is reviewed in view of these criteria. The evidence for the D mode for the application of Raman scattering to the characterization of nanotubes are discussed. Keywords: carbon nanotubes

Nabben, Reinhard

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ensl-00109517,version1-24Oct2006 Superconducting instability in 3 bands metallic nanotubes  

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ensl-00109517,version1-24Oct2006 Superconducting instability in 3 bands metallic nanotubes David on small radius nanotubes, we study the superconducting in- stabilities of cylindrical (5,0) nanotubes. According to band structure calculations, these nanotubes possess three bands at the Fermi energy. Using

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ccsd-00001984,version1-18Oct2004 Selective production of metallic carbon nanotubes  

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ccsd-00001984,version1-18Oct2004 Selective production of metallic carbon nanotubes Yasushi- type nanotubes (metallic character) evaluated using the previous H¨uckel-Poisson method can be applied at the tip of a nanotube in a realistic system. Setting the cross-section of a nanotube and the external

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Helicity in Ropes of Chiral Nanotubes: Calculations and Observation David Teich,1  

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of such helices is the energy gain associated with the optimum orientational alignment of neighboring nanotubes in helical nanotube ropes and specify under which conditions straight nanotube bundles gain energy upon nanotubes outweighs the coiling stress. Our total energy calculations allow us to analyze the torsional

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Electronic band structure of isolated and bundled carbon nanotubes S. Reich and C. Thomsen  

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for nanotubes with larger diameters 1­1.5 nm a shift of the energy levels of 100 meV is obtained in our abElectronic band structure of isolated and bundled carbon nanotubes S. Reich and C. Thomsen Institut in chiral and achiral isolated nanotubes as well as in carbon nanotube bundles. The curvature

Nabben, Reinhard

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Length control of individual carbon nanotubes by nanostructuring with a scanning tunneling microscope  

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and quantum-size energy-level splitting.6,7 The quantum transport properties of nanotubes strongly dependLength control of individual carbon nanotubes by nanostructuring with a scanning tunneling of carbon nanotubes. Individual carbon nanotubes can be locally cut by applying a voltage pulse to the tip

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204 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOBIOSCIENCE, VOL. 5, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2006 Using Carbon Nanotubes to Absorb  

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activated carbon in this regard. Fluorescence intensity of the carbon nanotube with and without immersion204 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOBIOSCIENCE, VOL. 5, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2006 Using Carbon Nanotubes the interaction between hydrogen sulfide and carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is chosen because of a known

Zhang, WJ "Chris"

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Breakdown of 2mm symmetry in electron diffraction from multiwalled carbon nanotubes  

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Breakdown of 2mm symmetry in electron diffraction from multiwalled carbon nanotubes Zejian Liu of single-walled carbon nanotubes always have 2mm symmetry regardless if the nanotubes them- selves have such symmetry. We here show that, for the case of multiwalled carbon nanotubes, the 2mm symmetry can break down

Qin, Lu-Chang

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Destruction of XM-46 (aka LGP-1846) using the Molten Salt Destruction Process  

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The experimental work done on the destruction of the liquid gun propellant XM-46 (or LGP-1846) using the Molten Salt Destruction (MSD) Process at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the US Army is described in this report. The current methods of disposal of large quantities of high explosives (HE), propellants and wastes containing energetic materials by open burning or open detonation (OB/OD), or by incineration, are becoming undesirable. LLNL is developing MSD as an alternative to OB/OD and incineration of energetic materials. A series of 18 continuous experimental runs were made wherein a solution of XM-46 and water was injected into a bed of molten salt comprising the carbonates of sodium, potassium and lithium, along with air. The results from these experiments, described in detail in the main body of this report, show that: XM-46 can be safely and completely destroyed in a bed of molten salt at temperatures well below those needed for incineration. Under optimum operating conditions, less than 1% of the chemically bound nitrogen in the XM-46 is converted to NO{sub x}, and less than 1% carbon is converted to CO. There exist, however, a number of technical uncertainties: We need to understand better why nitrates build up in the salt bath, and what we can do to reduce this amount. We need to understand the mechanism of XM-46 oxidation and ways to minimize the formation of CO and NO{sub x}. In addition, we would like to find out ways by which a more concentrated solution of XM-46 can be introduced into the reactor, so as to increase the throughputs.

Upadhye, R.S.; Watkins, B.E.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic properties of single-walled silicon nanotubes compared to carbon nanotubes  

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Using the first principles method, we have investigated the electronic properties of Si-based single-walled nanotubes with different diameters and chiral vectors. The electronic properties show significant difference with those of carbon nanotubes. Si gearlike nanotubes (g-NTs) are more stable according to the formation energies, as Si atoms prefer the sp3 hybridization. Si (n,n)(n=5–11) g-NTs are semiconductors, whose gaps decrease as the diameters increase. Si (n,0)(n=10–24) g-NTs are semiconductors and the gaps decrease in a period of 3. The results for large Si g-NTs can be explained using the tight-binding model and the method of Brillouin zone foldings. The (n,0)(n=5–9) tubes are metal due to the ?* and ?* mixing, which is rather strong for the small tubes.

Xiaobao Yang and Jun Ni

2005-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanotubes Complexed with DNA and Proteins for Resistive-Pulse Sensing  

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We also show that both the electronic type and degree of bundling of the nanotubes in the nanotube/TiO2 complex are crit. ... It is shown here that the strong optical absorbance of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in this special spectral window, an intrinsic property of SWNTs, can be used for optical stimulation of nanotubes inside living cells to afford multifunctional nanotube biol. ... This study represents the first in depth investigation of protein structure and function on carbon nanotubes, which is crit. in designing optimal carbon nanotube-protein conjugates. ...

Jingjie Sha; Tawfique Hasan; Silvia Milana; Cristina Bertulli; Nicholas A. W. Bell; Giulia Privitera; Zhonghua Ni; Yunfei Chen; Francesco Bonaccorso; Andrea C. Ferrari; Ulrich F. Keyser; Yan Yan S. Huang

2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten-Caustic-Leaching (MCL or Gravimelt) System Integration Project. Topical report for test circuit operation  

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This is a report of the results obtained from the operation of an integrated test circuit for the Molten-Caustic-Leaching (MCL or Gravimelt) process for the desulfurization and demineralization of coal. The objectives of operational testing of the 20 pounds of coal per hour integrated MCL test circuit are: (1) to demonstrate the technical capability of the process for producing a demineralized and desulfurized coal that meets New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); (2) to determine the range of effective process operation; (3) to test process conditions aimed at significantly lower costs; and (4) to deliver product coal.

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1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Density controlled carbon nanotube array electrodes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

CNT materials comprising aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with pre-determined site densities, catalyst substrate materials for obtaining them and methods for forming aligned CNTs with controllable densities on such catalyst substrate materials are described. The fabrication of films comprising site-density controlled vertically aligned CNT arrays of the invention with variable field emission characteristics, whereby the field emission properties of the films are controlled by independently varying the length of CNTs in the aligned array within the film or by independently varying inter-tubule spacing of the CNTs within the array (site density) are disclosed. The fabrication of microelectrode arrays (MEAs) formed utilizing the carbon nanotube material of the invention is also described.

Ren, Zhifeng F. (Newton, MA); Tu, Yi (Belmont, MA)

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon nanotube plectonemes: Loops of twisted helices  

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The relaxation of twist in elastic filaments often drives conformational changes. We explore this paradigm using all-atom computations and report the formation of novel supercoiled shapes in individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Decreasing the end distance of torsionally constrained CNTs leads to spontaneous nucleation and growth of a nanotube plectoneme. We develop a stability diagram and comparisons with theoretical frameworks reveal the importance of non-local van Der Waals interactions. In some cases, they stabilize the supercoiling to an extent that its tip locally kinks and then irreversibly reconstructs into a disordered yet strengthened structure that involves $sp^3$ bonding. The ability to engineer supercoiled conformations of CNTs and related nanoscale filaments opens the possibility of a unique set of tunable functional properties at the nanoscale.

Alireza Shahabi; Moneesh Upmanyu

2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaporation of CsCl, BaCl2, and SrCl2 from the LiCl–Li2O molten salt of the electrolytic reduction process  

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Pyroprocessing technology using a molten salt is a...1–4]. The pyrochemical process on the basis of molten salt electrolysis is under development at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), which is a ...

I. S. Kim; D. Y. Chung; M. S. Park…

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An ultrafast carbon nanotube terahertz polarisation modulator  

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We demonstrate ultrafast modulation of terahertz radiation by unaligned optically pumped single-walled carbon nanotubes. Photoexcitation by an ultrafast optical pump pulse induces transient terahertz absorption in nanowires aligned parallel to the optical pump. By controlling the polarisation of the optical pump, we show that terahertz polarisation and modulation can be tuned, allowing sub-picosecond modulation of terahertz radiation. Such speeds suggest potential for semiconductor nanowire devices in terahertz communication technologies.

Docherty, Callum J.; Stranks, Samuel D.; Habisreutinger, Severin N.; Joyce, Hannah J.; Herz, Laura M.; Nicholas, Robin J.; Johnston, Michael B., E-mail: m.johnston@physics.ox.ac.uk [Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU (United Kingdom)

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy dispersion in graphene and carbon nanotubes and molecular encapsulation in nanotubes  

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Density-functional calculations of electronic and vibrational dispersion energies for pristine graphite monolayer (graphene) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are presented. Optimized parameters for nonlocal norm-preserving pseudopotentials which replace the potential field due to core electrons are given. Comparison with observations, where available, is made. The effect of encapsulation of carbon nanotubes with an alkali-halide matrix is numerically investigated. The electronic band structure of encapsulated SWCNT is noticeably modified, as is its charge density, and hence its optical properties.

K. V. Christ and H. R. Sadeghpour

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

497

THERMAL PROPERTIES OF SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES Shigeo MARUYAMA  

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, optical and mechanical properties, thermal properties of SWNTs are quite unique with the high thermal and thermal conductance between a nanotube and various materials are reviewed. The experimental approach, and thermal boundary resistance in a junction of nanotubes are reviewed. Then, the heat transfer from an SWNT

Maruyama, Shigeo

498

Apparatus for the laser ablative synthesis of carbon nanotubes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An RF-induction heated side-pumped synthesis chamber for the production of carbon nanotubes. Such an apparatus, while capable of producing large volumes of carbon nanotubes, concurrently provides a simplified apparatus that allows for greatly reduced heat up and cool down times and flexible flowpaths that can be readily modified for production efficiency optimization.

Smith, Michael W. (Newport News, VA); Jordan, Kevin (Newport News, VA)

2010-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Phonon eigenvectors of chiral nanotubes S. Reich and C. Thomsen  

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Phonon eigenvectors of chiral nanotubes S. Reich and C. Thomsen Institut fu¨r Festko of chiral carbon nanotubes may differ signifi- cantly from those of the usually considered, simpler achiral tubes. We show that the phonon eigenvectors, e.g., of the high-energy eigenmodes no longer fall

Nabben, Reinhard

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Raman Measurements on Electrochemically Doped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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Raman Measurements on Electrochemically Doped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes P. M. Rafailov, M and studied the Raman response of electro- chemically doped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) using different salt solutions. The fre- quency shift of the radial breathing mode (RBM) and the high-energy mode

Nabben, Reinhard