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Method for continuous fabrication of carbon nanotube networks or membrane materials

Title: Method for continuous fabrication of carbon nanotube networks or membrane materials.
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Name(s): Wang, Ben, inventor
Zhang, Chun Hua, inventor
Liang, Zhiyong, inventor
Ugarte, Jonnattan T., inventor
Lin, Chih-Yen, inventor
Thagard, James, inventor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Utility
Text
Date Created: 2005-07-20
Date Issued: 2008-12-02
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Methods and devices are provided for the continuous production of a network of nanotubes or other nanoscale fibers. The method includes making a suspension of nanoscale fibers dispersed in a liquid medium, optionally with surfactant and/or sonication, and filtering the suspension by moving a filter membrane through the suspension, such that the nanoscale fibers are deposited directly on the filter membrane as the fluid medium flows through the filter membrane, thereby forming a continuous membrane of the nanoscale fibers. The deposition of the nanoscale fibers can occur when and where the filter membrane moves into contact with a static, porous filter element or a dynamic, porous filter element. The filtering can be conducted within a magnetic field effective to align the nanoscale fibers, and/or with the aid of vacuum to pull water through the filter membrane, applied pressure to press water though the filter membrane, or a combination thereof.
Identifier: FSU_uspto_7459121 (IID), 7459121 (patent number), 1240690 (inventor key), 11/185513 (app id), 6c9256d97d167832cbab694dc904bd27 (assignee id)
Cited by US patents: 49
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_uspto_7459121
Use and Reproduction: Copyright not evaluated
Owner Institution: FSU

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Method for continuous fabrication of carbon nanotube networks or membrane materials. (2008). Method for continuous fabrication of carbon nanotube networks or membrane materials. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_uspto_7459121