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Oriented nanotube electrodes for lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors

United States Patent

March 5, 2013
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Nanotube Arrays for Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries
An electrode having an oriented array of multiple nanotubes is disclosed. Individual nanotubes have a lengthwise inner pore defined by interior tube walls which extends at least partially through the length of the nanotube. The nanotubes of the array may be oriented according to any identifiable pattern. Also disclosed is a device featuring an electrode and methods of fabrication.
Frank; Arthur J. (Golden, CO), Zhu; Kai (Golden, CO), Wang; Qing (Singapore, SG)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
12/ 389,895
February 20, 2009
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.