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Title: Method for making nanotubes and nanoparticles

Abstract

The present invention is an apparatus and method for producing nano-scale tubes and particles. The apparatus comprises novel electrodes for use in arc discharge techniques. The electrodes have interior conduits for delivery and withdrawal of material from the arc region where product is formed. In one embodiment, the anode is optionally made from more than one material and is termed a compound anode. The materials used in the compound anode assist in the reaction that forms product in the arc region of the apparatus. The materials assist either by providing reaction ingredients, catalyst, or affecting the reaction kinetics. Among other uses, the inventive apparatus is used to produce nanotubes and nanoparticles having a variety of electrical and mechanical properties.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy
OSTI Identifier:
20050917
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20050917
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MATERIALS; MINIATURIZATION; ELECTRODES; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; SHAPE

Citation Formats

Zettl, A.K., and Cohen, M.L. Method for making nanotubes and nanoparticles. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Zettl, A.K., & Cohen, M.L. Method for making nanotubes and nanoparticles. United States.
Zettl, A.K., and Cohen, M.L. Tue . "Method for making nanotubes and nanoparticles". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is an apparatus and method for producing nano-scale tubes and particles. The apparatus comprises novel electrodes for use in arc discharge techniques. The electrodes have interior conduits for delivery and withdrawal of material from the arc region where product is formed. In one embodiment, the anode is optionally made from more than one material and is termed a compound anode. The materials used in the compound anode assist in the reaction that forms product in the arc region of the apparatus. The materials assist either by providing reaction ingredients, catalyst, or affecting the reaction kinetics. Among other uses, the inventive apparatus is used to produce nanotubes and nanoparticles having a variety of electrical and mechanical properties.},
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