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Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Ken Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Carbon fibers formed from single-wall carbon nanotubes. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, January 27, 2004: US06683783 (177 worldwide citation)

A method for purifying a mixture comprising single-wall carbon nanotubes and amorphous carbon contaminate is disclosed. The method includes the steps of heating the mixture under oxidizing conditions sufficient to remove the amorphous carbon, followed by recovering a product comprising at least abou ...


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Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Methods for producing composites of single-wall carbon nanotubes and compositions thereof. William Marsh Rice University, Edward Mickelson, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, September 12, 2006: US07105596 (138 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to a method for producing composites of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and compositions thereof. In one embodiment, the present invention involves a method of producing a composite material that includes a matrix and a carbon nanotube material embedded within s ...


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Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Continuous fiber of single-wall carbon nanotubes. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Edward T Mickelson, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, December 27, 2005: US06979709 (129 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to carbon fiber produced from single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) molecular arrays. In one embodiment, the present invention involves a macroscopic carbon fiber comprising at least 106 signal-wall carbon nanotubes in generally parallel orientation.


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John L Margrave, Edward T Mickelson, Robert Hauge, Peter Boul, Chad Huffman, Jie Liu, Richard E Smalley, Ken Smith, Daniel T Colbert: Chemical derivatization of single-wall carbon nanotubes to facilitate solvation thereof; and use of derivatized nanotubes to form catalyst-containing seed materials for use in making carbon fibers. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, November 11, 2003: US06645455 (113 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to making chemical derivatives of carbon nanotubes and to uses for the derivatized nanotubes, including making arrays as a basis for synthesis of carbon fibers. In one embodiment, this invention also provides a method for preparing single wall carbon nanotubes having subst ...


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Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Method for producing self-assembled objects comprising single-wall carbon nanotubes and compositions thereof. Wiiliam Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Edward T Mickelson, Winstead Sechrest & MInick P C, May 23, 2006: US07048999 (110 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to a method for producing self-assembled objects comprising single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and compositions thereof. In one embodiment, the present invention involves a three-dimensional structure of derivatized single-wall nanotube molecules that spontaneously ...


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Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Method for growing continuous fiber. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, June 15, 2004: US06749827 (110 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to a method for growing carbon fiber from single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) molecular arrays. In one embodiment, the present invention involves a macroscopic molecular array of at least about 10


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Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Method for purification of as-produced single-wall carbon nanotubes. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, August 30, 2005: US06936233 (105 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to a single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) purification process and more particularly to a purification process that comprises heating the SWNT-containing felt under oxidizing conditions to remove the amorphous carbon deposits and other contaminating materials. In a pre ...


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Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Ken Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Method for forming a patterned array of single-wall carbon nanotubes. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Edward T Mickelson, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, September 19, 2006: US07108841 (96 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to forming a patterned array of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT). In one embodiment, a nanoscale array of microwells is provided on a substrate; a metal catalyst is deposited in each microwells; and a stream of hydrocarbon or CO feedstock gas is directed at the su ...


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Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Method for growing single-wall carbon nanotubes utlizing seed molecules. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, September 27, 2005: US06949237 (91 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to a method for growing single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) from seed molecules. The supported or unsupported SWNT seed materials can be combined with a suitable growth catalyst by opening SWNT molecule ends and depositing a metal atom cluster. In one embodiment, a su ...


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Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Array of single-wall carbon nanotubes. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Edward T Mickelson, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, July 4, 2006: US07071406 (88 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to forming an array of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT). In one embodiment, a macroscopic molecular array is provided comprising at least about 106 single-wall carbon nanotubes in generally parallel orientation and having substantially similar lengths in the range ...