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Synthesis of a self assembled hybrid of ultrananocrystalline diamond and carbon nanotubes

United States Patent Application

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A material of carbon nanotubes and diamond bonded together. A method of producing carbon nanotubes and diamond covalently bonded together is disclosed with a substrate on which is deposited nanoparticles of a suitable catalyst on a surface of the substrate. A diamond seeding material is deposited on the surface of the substrate, and then the substrate is exposed to a hydrogen poor plasma for a time sufficient to grow carbon nanotubes and diamond covalently bonded together.
Xiao, Xingcheng (Darien, IL), Carlisle, John A. (Plainfield, IL), Auciello, Orlando (Bolingbrook, IL), Elam, Jeffrey W. (Elmhurst, IL), Gruen, Dieter M. (Downers Grove, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago IL)
11/ 097,603
April 1, 2005
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.