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Carbon nanotube diameter selection by pretreatment of metal catalysts on surfaces

United States Patent

February 28, 2012
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A new and useful nanotube growth substrate conditioning processes is herein disclosed that allows the growth of vertical arrays of carbon nanotubes where the average diameter of the nanotubes can be selected and/or controlled as compared to the prior art.
Hauge; Robert H. (Houston, TX), Xu; Ya-Qiong (Houston, TX), Shan; Hongwei (Houston, TX), Nicholas; Nolan Walker (South Charleston, WV), Kim; Myung Jong (Houston, TX), Schmidt; Howard K. (Cypress, TX), Kittrell; W. Carter (Houston, TX)
William Marsh Rice University (Houston, TX)
12/ 281,611
March 5, 2007
GRANT INFORMATION This invention was made with government support under Grant Number DE-FC36-05GO15073, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy; and Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant Number F33615-01-D-5802, awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense. The Government has certain rights in the invention.