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Title: Integrated system for nanofiber production

Abstract

The invention provides a system for producing nanotubes, nanofibers and nanorods, the system comprising a wire array shaped as a cylinder such that the cylinder defines a void; a first furnace positioned within the void; a second furnace positioned opposite the first furnace to define a channel adapted to receive a portion of the cylinder as the cylinder rotates about its axis; a device for depositing spun fiber onto the wire array as the cylinder rotates; and a device for removing the deposited fiber from the array after the deposited fiber is heated within the channel. The invention also provides a method for producing nanotubes, the method comprising: supplying a cylindrical wire array, wherein the array defines an internal void; positioning a first furnace within the void; positioning a second furnace opposite the first furnace so as to define a channel between the first furnace and second furnace, the channel adapted to receive a portion of the cylindrical array as the array rotates about its axis; depositing spun fiber onto the array as the array rotates; heating the deposited fiber as it enters the channel; and removing the deposited fiber as it exits the channel.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1502442
Patent Number(s):
10,196,757
Application Number:
15/203,943
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jul 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Chen, Xing, Grocke, Garrett L., Vajda, Viktor, and Zhou, Ziyao. Integrated system for nanofiber production. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Chen, Xing, Grocke, Garrett L., Vajda, Viktor, & Zhou, Ziyao. Integrated system for nanofiber production. United States.
Chen, Xing, Grocke, Garrett L., Vajda, Viktor, and Zhou, Ziyao. Tue . "Integrated system for nanofiber production". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1502442.
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abstractNote = {The invention provides a system for producing nanotubes, nanofibers and nanorods, the system comprising a wire array shaped as a cylinder such that the cylinder defines a void; a first furnace positioned within the void; a second furnace positioned opposite the first furnace to define a channel adapted to receive a portion of the cylinder as the cylinder rotates about its axis; a device for depositing spun fiber onto the wire array as the cylinder rotates; and a device for removing the deposited fiber from the array after the deposited fiber is heated within the channel. The invention also provides a method for producing nanotubes, the method comprising: supplying a cylindrical wire array, wherein the array defines an internal void; positioning a first furnace within the void; positioning a second furnace opposite the first furnace so as to define a channel between the first furnace and second furnace, the channel adapted to receive a portion of the cylindrical array as the array rotates about its axis; depositing spun fiber onto the array as the array rotates; heating the deposited fiber as it enters the channel; and removing the deposited fiber as it exits the channel.},
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Fabrication, Formation Mechanism, and Magnetic Properties of Metal Oxide Nanotubes via Electrospinning and Thermal Treatment
journal, January 2011

  • Chen, Xing; Unruh, Karl M.; Ni, Chaoying
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 115, Issue 2, p. 373-378
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp1082533