|| List of recent Carbon Nanotube-related patents
The invention relates to methods and a novel powdered curable monomer which may be used to manufacture bulk polymers, adhesives and coatings composite materials with high percentage weight inclusions of particulate filler materials, more specifically to fibre reinforced polymer composite materials with high percentage weight inclusions of particulate filler materials. The preferred particulate filler materials are carbon nanotubes.
|Highly conducting and transparent film and process for producing same|
An optically transparent and electrically conductive film composed of metal nanowires or carbon nanotubes combined with pristine graphene with a metal nanowire-to-graphene or carbon nanotube-to-graphene weight ratio from 1/99 to 99/1, wherein the pristine graphene is single-crystalline and contains no oxygen and no hydrogen, and the film exhibits an optical transparence no less than 80% and sheet resistance no higher than 300 ohm/square. This film can be used as a transparent conductive electrode in an electro-optic device, such as a photovoltaic or solar cell, light-emitting diode, photo-detector, touch screen, electro-wetting display, liquid crystal display, plasma display, led display, a tv screen, a computer screen, or a mobile phone screen..
|Method of semiconductor integrated circuit fabrication|
A method of fabricating a semiconductor integrated circuit (ic) is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate and depositing a conductive layer on the substrate.
|Composites of poly(hydroxy carboxylic acid) and carbon nanotubes|
A resin composition comprising a polyolefin, carbon nanotubes and poly(hydroxy carboxylic acid). The invention also covers a process for preparing a resin composition comprising a polyolefin, carbon nanotubes and poly(hydroxy carboxylic acid) by (i) blending a poly(hydroxy carboxylic acid) with carbon nanotubes to form a composite (ii) blending the composite with a polyolefin.
|Method for heating object using sheet-shaped heat and light source|
The present disclosure relates to a method for heating an object. A sheet-shaped heat and light source is provided.
|Electronic packages and components thereof formed by co-deposited carbon nanotubes|
Microelectronic packages may be formed using the co-deposition of carbon nanotubes. The carbon nanotubes may be functionalized to have an appropriate charge so they can be combined with other materials to give suitable properties.
|Materials and methods for insulation of conducting fibres, and insulated products|
An electrical conductor comprising an electrically conducting fibre comprising carbon nanotubes and/or graphene nanoribbon and a layer of insulating material coated around the electrically conducting fibre. The insulating material substantially does not penetrate the electrically conducting fibre, or penetrates the electrically conducting fibre only to a depth that leaves a continuous conductive path along a remaining part of the electrically conducting fibre..
|Thermoelectric conversion material and thermoelectric conversion element|
A thermoelectric conversion material containing a carbon nanotube and a conjugated polymer, in which the conjugated polymer at least has, as a repeating unit having a conjugated system, (a) a condensed polycyclic structure in which three or more rings selected from hydrocarbon rings and heterocycles are condensed, and (b) a monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon ring structure, a monocyclic aromatic heterocyclic structure, or a condensed ring structure including the monocyclic structure; and a thermoelectric conversion element using the same.. .
|Tire with rubber tread containing precipitated silica and functionalized carbon nanotubes|
This invention relates to a tire having a rubber tread containing functionalized carbon nanotubes and particulate reinforcement comprised of precipitated silica.. .
|Methods for reducing thermal resistance of carbon nanotube arrays or sheets|
Carbon nanotube (cnt) forests or sheets coated and/or bonded at room temperature with one or more coatings were measured to produce thermal resistances that are on par with conventional metallic solders. These results were achieved by reducing the high contact resistance at cnt tips and/or sidewalls, which has encumbered the development of high-performance thermal interface materials based on cnts.
|Pretreatment method and carbon nanotube formation method|
The pretreatment method for carbon nanotube formation according to the present invention comprises a first plasma treatment process in which catalytic metal fine particles are formed by applying plasma to a catalytic metal layer and atomizing the catalytic metal, and a second plasma treatment process in which the catalytic metal fine particles are activated by applying plasma of a gas mixture, in which a hydrogen-containing gas and a nitrogen gas are mixed, to the catalytic metal fine particles. A co-catalyst layer formed of nitride such as tin and tan is preferably disposed below the catalytic metal layer.
|Carbon nanostructure device fabrication utilizing protect layers|
Hall effect devices and field effect transistors are formed incorporating a carbon-based nanostructure layer such as carbon nanotubes and/or graphene with a sacrificial metal layer formed there over to protect the carbon-based nanostructure layer during processing.. .
|Rectifying device, electronic circuit using the same, and method of manufacturing rectifying device|
To provide a rectifying device equipped with a carrier transporter excellent in high frequency responsiveness and heat resistance, an electronic circuit using the same, and a method of manufacturing the rectifying device. The rectifying device includes a pair of electrodes, and a carrier transporter arranged between the pair of electrodes and composed of one or multiple carbon nanotubes.
|Mechanically robust, electrically conductive ultralow-density carbon nanotube-based aerogels|
A method of making a mechanically robust, electrically conductive ultralow-density carbon nanotube-based aerogel, including the steps of dispersing nanotubes in an aqueous media or other media to form a suspension, adding reactants and catalyst to the suspension to create a reaction mixture, curing the reaction mixture to form a wet gel, drying the wet gel to produce a dry gel, and pyrolyzing the dry gel to produce the mechanically robust, electrically conductive ultralow-density carbon nanotube-based aerogel. The aerogel is mechanically robust, electrically conductive, and ultralow-density, and is made of a porous carbon material having 5 to 95% by weight carbon nanotubes and 5 to 95% carbon binder..
|Production of carbon nanostructures from functionalized fullerenes|
Electromagnetic irradiation of functionalized fullerenes in an oxygen-free environment induces conversion of the functionalized fullerenes to carbon nanotubes, carbon nanohorns, carbon onions, diamonds and/or carbon schwarzites. The carbon nanotubes can be multi-wall carbon nanotubes.
A composite conductor is disclosed having an elongate support with an outer surface of a whisker-forming metallic, the conductor further having a carbon nanotube yarn intertwined with the elongate support. The yarn is infiltrated by self-assembled whiskers from the whisker forming metallic..
|Tire with electrically non-conductive rubber tread with electrically conductive, carbon nanotube containing rubber strip extending through the tread to its running surface|
This invention relates to a tire having a circumferential electrically non-conductive (relatively electrically non-conductive) rubber tread which contains an electrically conductive (relatively electrically conductive) rubber strip extending from an electrically conductive underlying tread base rubber layer (underlying the tread) through the rubber tread to its running surface. The rubber strip contains a dispersion of carbon nanotubes to provide its electrical conductivity and to thereby provide a path of least electrical resistance through the tread to its running surface..
|Alkyd resin based paint work composition and a method for preparing the same|
The invention provides an alkyd resin based paint work composition comprising an alkyd resin based film forming material, one or more colorants, one or more fast-drying materials, fumed silica, one or more types of carbon nanotubes and one or more solvents. The invention also provides a method for preparing the alkyd resin based paint work composition..
|Carbon nanotube composite material and thermal conductor|
A carbon nanotube composite material having carbon nanotubes and carbon fibers dispersed in a matrix is provided wherein a carbon nanotube group formed from a plurality of the carbon nanotubes is present between the carbon fibers, an average diameter of the carbon fibers is 1 μm or more and 50 μm or less, an average diameter of the carbon nanotubes is 0.7 nm or more and 50 nm or less, the carbon nanotubes are included in a range of 0.01 wt % or more and 30 wt % or less and the carbon fibers are included in a range of 10 wt % or more and 60 wt % or less with respect to 100 wt % of the carbon nanotube composite material, thermal conductivity of the matrix is less than 10 w/mk, and the carbon nanotube composite material includes thermal conductivity in a direction of 10 w/mk or more.. .
|Methods of producing coiled carbon nanotubes|
Methods and systems for producing coiled nanotubes. At least one exemplary method of producing coiled carbon nanotubes of the present disclosure comprises the steps of reacting a carbon feedstock and a catalyst within a reaction vessel to produce a reaction product comprising at least about 5% coiled carbon nanotubes, wherein the carbon feedstock comprises either (i) a mixture of a hydrocarbon and water or (ii) an alcohol, and wherein the catalyst comprises at least one group vib or viiib transition metal..
A photoresistor includes a first electrode layer, a photosensitive material layer, and a second electrode layer. The first electrode layer, photosensitive material layer and second electrode layer are stacked with each other.
|Carbon nanotube fiber and method for producing the same|
There are provided carbon nanotube fibers having excellent mechanical property and a method for producing the same. In a long carbon nanotube fiber 11 in which a plurality of carbon nanotubes 12 are assembled, the carbon nanotubes 12 comprise a diameter ranging from 0.4 to 100 nm and are oriented in an angle ranging from 0 to 5° with respect to axial direction of the carbon nanotube fiber 11..
|Polarized light detection system|
A polarized light detection system includes a detection apparatus, a power source, and a photoresistor. The detection apparatus, power source and photoresistor are electrically connected with wires to form a galvanic circle.
|Carbon nanotube composite material|
A carbon nanotube composite material capable of exhibiting a high conductivity with a small amount of carbon nanotubes is realized. A carbon nanotube composite material according to the present invention contains carbon nanotubes dispersed in a matrix and includes a carbon nanotube group formed of a plurality of carbon nanotubes, and a basic material area.
|High surface area, electrically conductive nanocarbon-supported metal oxide|
A metal oxide-carbon composite includes a carbon aerogel with an oxide overcoat. The metal oxide-carbon composite is made by providing a carbon aerogel, immersing the carbon aerogel in a metal oxide sol under a vacuum, raising the carbon aerogel with the metal oxide sol to atmospheric pressure, curing the carbon aerogel with the metal oxide sol at room temperature, and drying the carbon aerogel with the metal oxide sol to produce the metal oxide-carbon composite.
|Carbon nanotube and porous substrate integrated energetic device|
Embodiments of energetic devices are provided herein. In some embodiments, an energetic device may include a substrate having a plurality of pores formed in a portion of the substrate; a plurality of carbon nanotubes disposed proximate the plurality of pores such that a reaction within one of the plurality of pores or the plurality of carbon nanotubes initiates a reaction within the other of the plurality of pores or the plurality of carbon nanotubes; a solid oxidizer disposed in the plurality of pores and the carbon nanotubes; and an initiator to initiate a reaction within one of the plurality of pores or the plurality of carbon nanotubes..
|Carbon nanotube-based robust steamphobic surfaces|
A method for creating a superhydrophobic coated nanoporous assembly includes the steps of: providing a nanoporous assembly formed of discrete and/or continuous structures that provide a morphology defining pores of less than 1 micron between neighboring discrete and continuous structures; bringing gaseous plasma precursors in the presence of the nanoporous assembly and in the presence of a plasma generator; employing the plasma generator to convert the gaseous plasma precursors to the plasma state; and permitting the plasma precursors to deposit as a coating on the nanoporous assembly through plasma polymerization techniques the deposition thereof preserving the porous structure of the nanoporous assembly, the deposited coating exhibiting a surface energy of less than 30 dynes/cm.. .
|Composite electrode material|
Particles (a) including an element capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions, carbon particles (b) capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (c), carbon nanofibers (d) and optionally electrically conductive carbon particles (e) are mixed in the presence of shear force to obtain a composite electrode material. A lithium ion secondary battery is obtained using the above composite electrode material..
|One-dimensional conductive nanomaterial-based conductive film having the conductivity thereof enhanced by a two-dimensional nanomaterial|
A one-dimensional conductive nanomaterial-based conductive film having the conductivity thereof enhanced by a two-dimensional nanomaterial in which the conductive film includes a substrate, a one-dimensional conductive nanomaterial layer formed on the substrate, and a two-dimensional nanomaterial layer formed on the one-dimensional conductive nanomaterial layer, wherein the one-dimensional conductive nanomaterial layer includes a one-dimensional conductive nanomaterial formed of at least one selected from a carbon nanotube, a metal nanowire, and a metal nanorod, and the two-dimensional nanomaterial layer includes a two-dimensional nanomaterial formed of at least one selected from graphene, boron nitride, tungsten oxide (wo3), molybdenum sulfide (mos2), molybdenum telluride (mote2), niobium diselenide (nbse2), tantalum diselenide (tase2), and manganese dioxide (mno2). A two-dimensional nanomaterial, such as graphene may be stacked on a one-dimensional conductive nanomaterial such as a carbon nanotube or a metal nanowire to enhance the conductivity of the one-dimensional conductive nanomaterial film..
|Dispersion comprising carbon nanotubes and graphene platelets|
A preferably aqueous dispersion comprises carbon nanotubes and graphene platelets, with the ratio by mass of carbon nanotubes to graphene platelets being situated within a range from ≧5:95 to ≦75:25. In a process for preparing a dispersion of this kind, carbon nanotubes and graphene platelets are combined so that the ratio by mass of carbon nanotubes to graphene platelets in the dispersion is in a range from ≧5:95 to ≦75:25.
|Carbon nanotubes conformally coated with diamond nanocrystals or silicon carbide, methods of making the same and methods of their use|
Provided herein are carbon nanotubes conformally coated with diamond nanocrystals or silicon carbide, or both, methods of their preparation, methods of their use and compositions and materials comprising the conformally coated carbon nanotubes.. .
|Augmented reactor for chemical vapor deposition of ultra-long carbon nanotubes|
Apparatus to produce carbon nanotubes (cnts) of arbitrary length using a chemical vapor deposition (cvd) process reactor furnace is described, where the cnts are grown axially along a portion of the length of the furnace. The apparatus includes a spindle and a mechanism for rotating the spindle.
|Method for making carbon nantoube film|
A method includes the following steps. An original carbon nanotube film is provided.
|Thin film transistor|
A thin film transistor based on carbon nanotubes includes a source electrode, a drain electrode, a semiconducting layer, an insulating layer and a gate electrode. The drain electrode is spaced apart from the source electrode.
A thixotropic conductive composition is disclosed that can be used to form conductive features on an electronic device. The thixotropic composition comprises a conjugated polymer, a solvent, and multi-wall carbon nanotubes.
|Polymer-carbon nanotube nanocomposite porous membranes|
This invention relates to an asymmetric composite membrane containing a polymeric matrix and carbon nanotubes within a single membrane layer, where the carbon nanotubes are randomly oriented within the polymeric matrix and the composite membrane is formed by phase inversion. This invention also relates to a method for producing the composite membrane which includes: coating a surface with a film of a polymer solution containing a polymeric matrix and carbon nanotubes dissolved in at least one solvent; immersing the coated surface in a non-solvent to affect solvent/non-solvent demixing resulting in phase inversion to form a carbon nanotube-containing membrane; and optionally, removing the carbon nanotube-containing membrane from the surface.
|Method for laying carbon nantoube film on a support film|
A method includes the following steps. A carbon nanotube array is provided.
|Deposition mask and deposition apparatus having the same|
A deposition apparatus includes a deposition chamber, a deposition source, and a deposition mask. The deposition source is disposed in the deposition chamber and provides a deposition material to a deposition substrate.