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Method and apparatus for synthesizing filamentary structures

United States Patent

February 26, 2008
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Method and apparatus for producing filamentary structures. The structures include single-walled nanotubes. The method includes combusting hydrocarbon fuel and oxygen to establish a non-sooting flame and providing an unsupported catalyst to synthesize the filamentary structure in a post-flame region of the flame. Residence time is selected to favor filamentary structure growth.
Height; Murray J. (Somerville, MA), Howard; Jack B. (Winchester, MA), Vandersande; John B. (Newbury, MA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
10/ 389,002
March 14, 2003
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Grant Number DE-FG02-84ERT3282, awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.