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Title: Methods for producing reinforced carbon nanotubes

Abstract

Methods for producing reinforced carbon nanotubes having a plurality of microparticulate carbide or oxide materials formed substantially on the surface of such reinforced carbon nanotubes composite materials are disclosed. 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)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985176
Patent Number(s):
7442414
Application Number:
10/987,257
Assignee:
The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill, 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
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ren, Zhifen, Wen, Jian Guo, Lao, Jing Y, and Li, Wenzhi. Methods for producing reinforced carbon nanotubes. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Ren, Zhifen, Wen, Jian Guo, Lao, Jing Y, & Li, Wenzhi. Methods for producing reinforced carbon nanotubes. United States.
Ren, Zhifen, Wen, Jian Guo, Lao, Jing Y, and Li, Wenzhi. Tue . "Methods for producing reinforced carbon nanotubes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985176.
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