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dc.creatorSmalley, Richard E.
Hafner, Jason H.
Colbert, Daniel T.
Smith, Kenneth A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-04T19:05:33Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-04T19:05:33Z
dc.date.issued 2004-02-17
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/79862
dc.description.abstract Single-walled carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by the catalytic decomposition of both carbon monoxide and ethylene over a supported metal catalyst known to produce larger multi-walled nanotubes. Under certain conditions, there is no termination of nanotube growth, and production appears to be limited only by the diffusion of reactant gas through the product nanotube mat that covers the catalyst The present invention concerns a catalyst-substrate system which promotes the growth of nanotubes that are predominantly single-walled tubes in a specific size range, rather than the large irregular-sized multi-walled carbon fibrils that are known to grow from supported catalysts. With development of the supported catalyst system to provide an effective means for production of single-wall nanotubes, and further development of the catalyst geometry to overcome the diffusion limitation, the present invention will allow bulk catalytic production of predominantly single-wall carbon nanotubes from metal catalysts located on a catalyst supporting surface.
dc.format.extent 17 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Catalytic growth of single-wall carbon nanotubes from metal particles
dc.type Utility patent
dc.digitization.specificationsThis patent information was downloaded from the US Patent and Trademark website (http://www.uspto.gov/) as image-PDFs. The PDFs were OCRed for access purposes.
dc.contributor.publisher United States Patent and Trademark Office
dc.type.genre patents
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.date.filed 2001-03-16
dc.identifier.patentID US6692717B1
dc.contributor.assignee Rice University
dc.identifier.citation Smalley, Richard E., Hafner, Jason H., Colbert, Daniel T. and Smith, Kenneth A., "Catalytic growth of single-wall carbon nanotubes from metal particles." Patent US6692717B1. issued 2004-02-17. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/1911/79862.


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