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Title: Embedded arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotube carpets and methods for making them

Abstract

According to some embodiments, the present invention provides a system and method for supporting a carbon nanotube array that involve an entangled carbon nanotube mat integral with the array, where the mat is embedded in an embedding material. The embedding material may be depositable on a carbon nanotube. A depositable material may be metallic or nonmetallic. The embedding material may be an adhesive material. The adhesive material may optionally be mixed with a metal powder. The embedding material may be supported by a substrate or self-supportive. The embedding material may be conductive or nonconductive. The system and method provide superior mechanical and, when applicable, electrical, contact between the carbon nanotubes in the array and the embedding material. The optional use of a conductive material for the embedding material provides a mechanism useful for integration of carbon nanotube arrays into electronic devices.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1187955
Patent Number(s):
9067791
Application Number:
12/297,115
Assignee:
William Marsh Rice University (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B82 - NANOTECHNOLOGY B82Y - SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007 Apr 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Kim, Myung Jong, Nicholas, Nolan Walker, Kittrell, W. Carter, and Schmidt, Howard K. Embedded arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotube carpets and methods for making them. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Kim, Myung Jong, Nicholas, Nolan Walker, Kittrell, W. Carter, & Schmidt, Howard K. Embedded arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotube carpets and methods for making them. United States.
Kim, Myung Jong, Nicholas, Nolan Walker, Kittrell, W. Carter, and Schmidt, Howard K. Tue . "Embedded arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotube carpets and methods for making them". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1187955.
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