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Method for synthesizing carbon nanotubes

United States Patent

September 4, 2012
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A method for preparing a precursor solution for synthesis of carbon nanomaterials, where a polar solvent is added to at least one block copolymer and at least one carbohydrate compound, and the precursor solution is processed using a self-assembly process and subsequent heating to form nanoporous carbon films, porous carbon nanotubes, and porous carbon nanoparticles.
Fan; Hongyou (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 560,191
November 28, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.