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Varied morphology carbon nanotubes and method for their manufacture

United States Patent

January 2, 2007
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The present invention describes the preparation of carbon nanotubes of varied morphology, catalyst materials for their synthesis. The present invention also describes reactor apparatus and methods of optimizing and controlling process parameters for the manufacture carbon nanotubes with pre-determined morphologies in relatively high purity and in high yields. In particular, the present invention provides methods for the preparation of non-aligned carbon nanotubes with controllable morphologies, catalyst materials and methods for their manufacture.
Li; Wenzhi (Brookline, MA), Wen; Jian Guo (Champaign, IL), Ren; Zhi Feng (Roslindale, MA)
The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
10/ 151,382
May 20, 2002
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The present invention was made with partial support from The US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (DAAD, Grant Number 16-00-C-9227), Department of Energy (Grant Number DE-FG02-00ER45805) and The National Science Foundation (Grant Number DMR-9996289).