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Anchored Nanostructure Materials and Ball Milling Method Of Fabrication

United States Patent Application

20100209605
A1
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Anchored nanostructure materials and methods for their fabrication are described. The anchored nanostructure materials may utilize nano-catalysts that are formed by mechanical ball milling of a metal powder. Nanostructures may be formed as anchored to the nano-catalyst by heating the nanocatalysts and then exposing the nano-catalysts to an organic vapor. The nanostructures are typically single wall or multi-wall carbon nanotubes.
Menchhofer, Paul A. (Clinton, TN), Seals, Roland D. (Oak Ridge, TN), Contescu, Cristian I. (Knoxville, TN), Burchell, Timothy D. (Oak Ridge, TN)
BABCOCK & WILCOX TECHNICAL SERVICES Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
12/ 704,573
February 12, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The U.S. Government has rights to this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-00OR22800 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services, LLC. [0003] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.