A hot filament chemical vapor deposition method has been developed to grow at least one vertical single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT). In general, various embodiments of the present invention disclose novel processes for growing and/or producing enhanced nanotube carpets with decreased diameters as compared to the prior art.
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Grant No. DE-FC36-05GO15073, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy; Grant No. DE-Ac05-000R22725, also awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy; and Grant No. AFRL-F33615-01-D5802, awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense. The Government has certain rights in this invention.