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ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTING NANOCOMPOSITE WIRE COMPRISING TOW OF MULTIWALLED CARBON NANOTUBES AND TRANSVERSE METAL BRIDGES

United States Patent Application

20120263951
A1
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Nanocomposite wires having conductivities higher than for metal wires were prepared by pulling tows from a supported array of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and sputter depositing metal on the tows, which resulted in transverse bridges between adjacent nanotubes in the tows. These transverse bridges of metal attached adjacent nanotubes to each other and provided paths for electricity to flow from one nanotube to another.
Mueller, Fred Michael (Los Alamos, NM), Rose, Chris Randall (Los Alamos, NM), Marken, Kenneth Ralph (Los Alamos, NM), DePaula, Raymond F. (Santa Fe, NM), Holesinger, Terry George (Los Alamos, NM)
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC. (Los Alamos NM)
13/ 248,587
September 29, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.