|dc.creator||Smalley, Richard E.
Colbert, Daniel T.
Rinzler, Andrew G.
Hafner, Jason H.
Smith, Kenneth A.
This invention relates generally to membranes comprising an array of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) wherein the membrane is nanoporous. In one embodiment, the membrane comprises a substantially two-dimensional array of a homogeneous population of single-walled nanotubes aggregated in substantially parallel orientation to form a monolayer extending in directions substantially perpendicular to the orientation of the individual nanotubes. Using single-wall carbon nanotubes of the same type and structure provides a homogeneous array. By using different single-wall carbon nanotubes, either a random or ordered heterogeneous structure can be produced by employing successive reactions after removal of previously masked areas of a substrate. Other embodiments of the invention include batteries comprising a membrane comprising an array of single-wall carbon nanotubes or carbon fibers that are aggregates of single-wall carbon nanotubes, and wherein the plurality of single-wall carbon nanotubes are in a generally parallel orientation.
Membrane comprising an array of single-wall carbon nanotubes
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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, "Membrane comprising an array of single-wall carbon nanotubes." Patent US7205069B2. issued 2007-04-17. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/1911/79939.