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Title: Purification of carbon nanotubes via selective heating

The present invention provides methods for purifying a layer of carbon nanotubes comprising providing a precursor layer of substantially aligned carbon nanotubes supported by a substrate, wherein the precursor layer comprises a mixture of first carbon nanotubes and second carbon nanotubes; selectively heating the first carbon nanotubes; and separating the first carbon nanotubes from the second carbon nanotubes, thereby generating a purified layer of carbon nanotubes. Devices benefiting from enhanced electrical properties enabled by the purified layer of carbon nanotubes are also described.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1409827
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Ubana, IL); Northwestern University (Evanston, IL); University of Miami (Miami, FL) CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,825,229
Application Number:
14/772,312
Contract Number:
FG02-91ER45439
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 03
Research Org:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Ubana, IL (United States); Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States); University of Miami, Miami, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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journal, January 1999
  • Wulf, M.; Michel, S.; Jenschke, W.
  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 1, Issue 17, p. 3899-3903
  • DOI: 10.1039/a903282g

Alignment Controlled Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Quartz Substrates
journal, December 2009
  • Xiao, Jianliang; Dunham, Simon; Liu, Ping
  • Nano Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 12, p. 4311-4319
  • DOI: 10.1021/nl9025488

Electroluminescence in Aligned Arrays of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes with Asymmetric Contacts
journal, August 2012
  • Xie, Xu; Islam, Ahmad E.; Wahab, Muhammad A.
  • ACS Nano, Vol. 6, Issue 9, p. 7981-7988
  • DOI: 10.1021/nn3025496

Quantitative Thermal Imaging of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Devices by Scanning Joule Expansion Microscopy
journal, October 2012
  • Xie, Xu; Grosse, Kyle L.; Song, Jizhou
  • ACS Nano, Vol. 6, Issue 11, p. 10267-10275
  • DOI: 10.1021/nn304083a

Self-Aligned Nanotube–Nanowire Phase Change Memory
journal, January 2013
  • Xiong, Feng; Bae, Myung-Ho; Dai, Yuan
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CVD synthesis and purification of single-walled carbon nanotubes on aerogel-supported catalyst
journal, March 2002
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Enrichment of Single Chirality Carbon Nanotubes
journal, May 2007
  • Zheng, Ming; Semke, Ellen D.
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 129, Issue 19, p. 6084-6085
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja071577k

Band Structure, Phonon Scattering, and the Performance Limit of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Transistors
journal, September 2005
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