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Title: Preparation of arrays of long carbon nanotubes using catalyst structure

Abstract

A structure for preparing an substantially aligned array of carbon nanotubes include a substrate having a first side and a second side, a buffer layer on the first side of the substrate, a catalyst on the buffer layer, and a plurality of channels through the structure for allowing a gaseous carbon source to enter the substrate at the second side and flow through the structure to the catalyst. After preparing the array, a fiber of carbon nanotubes may be spun from the array. Prior to spinning, the array can be immersed in a polymer solution. After spinning, the polymer can be cured.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1243347
Patent Number(s):
9290387
Application Number:
11/897,072
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B82 - NANOTECHNOLOGY B82Y - SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007 Aug 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Zhu, Yuntian T., Arendt, Paul, Li, Qingwen, and Zhang, Xiefie. Preparation of arrays of long carbon nanotubes using catalyst structure. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Zhu, Yuntian T., Arendt, Paul, Li, Qingwen, & Zhang, Xiefie. Preparation of arrays of long carbon nanotubes using catalyst structure. United States.
Zhu, Yuntian T., Arendt, Paul, Li, Qingwen, and Zhang, Xiefie. Tue . "Preparation of arrays of long carbon nanotubes using catalyst structure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1243347.
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