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Metal-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes and production thereof

United States Patent

January 9, 2007
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Metal-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes and production thereof. The metal-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes may be produced according to one embodiment of the invention by combining single-walled carbon nanotube precursor material and metal in a solution, and mixing the solution to incorporate at least a portion of the metal with the single-walled carbon nanotube precursor material. Other embodiments may comprise sputter deposition, evaporation, and other mixing techniques.
Dillon; Anne C. (Boulder, CO), Heben; Michael J. (Denver, CO), Gennett; Thomas (Pittsford, NY), Parilla; Philip A. (Lakewood, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
10/ 416,218
April 4, 2002
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 between the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a division of the Midwest Research Institute.