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Increasing the specific strength of spun carbon nanotube fibers

United States Patent

April 19, 2016
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A spun fiber of carbon nanotubes is exposed to ion irradiation. The irradiation exposure increases the specific strength of the spun fiber.
Arendt; Paul N. (Los Alamos, NM), Zhu; Yuntian T. (Cary, NC), Usov; Igor O. (Los Alamos, NM), Zhang; Xiefei (Chattanooga, TN)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 002,853
December 17, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.