Inexpensive Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes in Solid Domain
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Description:Our novel method of synthesizing carbon nanotube (CNT) and metal nanoparticle compositions involves melt processable organometallic compounds and polymers heat treated to elevated temperatures under atmospheric pressure. Formation of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and metal nanoparticles occurs at the atomic and molecular levels in the solid carbonaceous domain during the carbonization process.
- Shaped components (solid, film, and fiber)
- Low-cost, high-yield, and large-scale production of SWNTs
- Useful structural, electric, and/or magnetic properties
- Microelectronic/nanoelectronic devices
- Batteries and fuel cells
- Superconductive and magnetic devices
- Drug delivery systems
- Structural composites
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Contact:Naval Research Laboratory
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