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Title: Graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials and use as electrodes

Abstract

Provided are methods of making graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials. Such methods generally include: (1) associating a graphene film with a substrate; (2) applying a catalyst and a carbon source to the graphene film; and (3) growing carbon nanotubes on the graphene film. The grown carbon nanotubes become covalently linked to the graphene film through carbon-carbon bonds that are located at one or more junctions between the carbon nanotubes and the graphene film. In addition, the grown carbon nanotubes are in ohmic contact with the graphene film through the carbon-carbon bonds at the one or more junctions. The one or more junctions may include seven-membered carbon rings. Also provided are the formed graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1326803
Patent Number(s):
9455094
Application Number:
14/358,864
Assignee:
WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-05GO15073; FA9550-12-1-0035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Nov 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Tour, James M., Zhu, Yu, Li, Lei, Yan, Zheng, and Lin, Jian. Graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials and use as electrodes. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Tour, James M., Zhu, Yu, Li, Lei, Yan, Zheng, & Lin, Jian. Graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials and use as electrodes. United States.
Tour, James M., Zhu, Yu, Li, Lei, Yan, Zheng, and Lin, Jian. Tue . "Graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials and use as electrodes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1326803.
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abstractNote = {Provided are methods of making graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials. Such methods generally include: (1) associating a graphene film with a substrate; (2) applying a catalyst and a carbon source to the graphene film; and (3) growing carbon nanotubes on the graphene film. The grown carbon nanotubes become covalently linked to the graphene film through carbon-carbon bonds that are located at one or more junctions between the carbon nanotubes and the graphene film. In addition, the grown carbon nanotubes are in ohmic contact with the graphene film through the carbon-carbon bonds at the one or more junctions. The one or more junctions may include seven-membered carbon rings. Also provided are the formed graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
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