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dc.creatorSmalley, Richard E.
Colbert, Daniel T.
Dai, Hongjie
Liu, Jie
Rinzler, Andrew G.
Hafner, Jason H.
Smith, Kenneth A.
Guo, Ting
Nikolaev, Pavel
Thess, Andreas
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-04T19:05:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-04T19:05:42Z
dc.date.issued 2006-08-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/79918
dc.description.abstract This invention relates generally to a forming an array of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) in an electric field and compositions thereof. In one embodiment, a purified bucky paper of single-wall carbon nanotubes is used as the starting material. Upon oxidative treatment of the bucky paper surface, many tube and/or rope ends protrude up from the surface of the paper. Disposing the resulting bucky paper in an electric field results in the protruding tubes and or ropes of single-wall carbon nanotubes aligning in a direction substantially perpendicular to the paper surface. These tubes tend to coalesce to form a molecular array. In another embodiment, a molecular array of SWNTs can be made by “combing” the purified bucky paper starting material with a sharp microscopic tip to align the nanotubes.
dc.format.extent 49 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Method for forming an array of single-wall carbon nanotubes in an electric field and compositions thereof
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 2003-08-07
dc.identifier.patentID US7087207B2
dc.contributor.assignee Rice University
dc.identifier.citation Smalley, Richard E., Colbert, Daniel T., Dai, Hongjie, Liu, Jie, Rinzler, Andrew G., Hafner, Jason H., Smith, Kenneth A., Guo, Ting, Nikolaev, Pavel and Thess, Andreas, "Method for forming an array of single-wall carbon nanotubes in an electric field and compositions thereof." Patent US7087207B2. issued 2006-08-08. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/1911/79918.


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