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Title: Carbon nanotube nanoelectrode arrays

Abstract

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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. (Newton, MA)
  2. (Richland, WA)
  3. (Fargo, ND)
  4. (Burlingame, CA)
  5. (Camarillo, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
956998
Patent Number(s):
7,452,452
Application Number:
11/017,480
Assignee:
The Trustees of Boston College (Chesnut Hill, MA) RLO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830; FG02-00ER45805
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ren, Zhifeng, Lin, Yuehe, Yantasee, Wassana, Liu, Guodong, Lu, Fang, and Tu, Yi. Carbon nanotube nanoelectrode arrays. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Ren, Zhifeng, Lin, Yuehe, Yantasee, Wassana, Liu, Guodong, Lu, Fang, & Tu, Yi. Carbon nanotube nanoelectrode arrays. United States.
Ren, Zhifeng, Lin, Yuehe, Yantasee, Wassana, Liu, Guodong, Lu, Fang, and Tu, Yi. Tue . "Carbon nanotube nanoelectrode arrays". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/956998.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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year = {Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2008},
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