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Title: Reinforced Carbon Nanotubes.

Abstract

The present invention relates generally to reinforced carbon nanotubes, and more particularly to reinforced carbon nanotubes having a plurality of microparticulate carbide or oxide materials formed substantially on the surface of such reinforced carbon nanotubes composite materials. In particular, the present invention provides reinforced carbon nanotubes (CNTs) having a plurality of boron carbide nanolumps formed substantially on a surface of the reinforced CNTs that provide a reinforcing effect on CNTs, enabling their use as effective reinforcing fillers for matrix materials to give high-strength composites. The present invention also provides methods for producing such carbide reinforced CNTs.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Newton, MA
  2. Chestnut Hill, MA
  3. Brookline, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
879906
Patent Number(s):
6911260
Application Number:
10/339849
Assignee:
Trustees of Boston College (Boston, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C04 - CEMENTS C04B - LIME, MAGNESIA
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-00ER45805
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ren, Zhifen, Wen, Jian Guo, Lao, Jing Y, and Li, Wenzhi. Reinforced Carbon Nanotubes.. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Ren, Zhifen, Wen, Jian Guo, Lao, Jing Y, & Li, Wenzhi. Reinforced Carbon Nanotubes.. United States.
Ren, Zhifen, Wen, Jian Guo, Lao, Jing Y, and Li, Wenzhi. Tue . "Reinforced Carbon Nanotubes.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879906.
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Effect of gas pressure on the growth and structure of carbon nanotubes by chemical vapor deposition
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Capillarity-induced filling of carbon nanotubes
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