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Preparation of pile of carbon nanotubes and fiber therefrom

United States Patent Application

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A pile of carbon nanotubes was prepared by placing a small amount of catalyst solution on a substrate, putting the substrate into a furnace, purging the furnace, and heating the substrate under a flow of gaseous carbon source. A pile of carbon nanotubes formed on the substrate. Nanotubes from the pile were spun into a fiber.
Zheng, Lianxi (Los Alamos, NM), Zhu, Yuntian T. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 438,794
May 22, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.