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System and method for controlling hydrogen elimination during carbon nanotube synthesis from hydrocarbons

United States Patent

March 23, 2010
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A system and method for producing carbon nanotubes by chemical vapor deposition includes a catalyst support having first and second surfaces. The catalyst support is capable of hydrogen transport from the first to the second surface. A catalyst is provided on the first surface of the catalyst support. The catalyst is selected to catalyze the chemical vapor deposition formation of carbon nanotubes. A fuel source is provided for supplying fuel to the catalyst.
Reilly; Peter T. A. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 218,240
September 1, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.