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.

Advantages/Features Include:

  • Shaped components (solid, film, and fiber)
  • Low-cost, high-yield, and large-scale production of SWNTs
  • Useful structural, electric, and/or magnetic properties

Applications Include

  • Microelectronic/nanoelectronic devices
  • Batteries and fuel cells
  • Superconductive and magnetic devices
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Structural composites

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