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Multifunctional nanocomposites of carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles formed via vacuum filtration

United States Patent

8,562,905
October 22, 2013
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In one aspect, the present invention provides a method of forming a film of nanocomposites of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and platinum (Pt) nanoparticles. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of (a) providing a first solution that contains a plurality of CNTs, (b) providing a second solution that contains a plurality of Pt nanoparticles, (c) combining the first solution and the second solution to form a third solution, and (d) filtering the third solution through a nanoporous membrane using vacuum filtration to obtain a film of nanocomposites of CNTs and Pt nanoparticles.
Hersam; Mark C. (Wilmette, IL), Ostojic; Gordana (Evanston, IL), Liang; Yu Teng (Chicago, IL)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
12/ 877,602
20110171531
September 8, 2010
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-03ER15457 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.