Wednesday, December 09, 2009

US Patent 7628041 - Carbon fiber alignment via glass drawing

This patent from Alcatel-Lucent applies the technology used to manufacture fiber optic cable toward the formation of long strands of aligned carbon nanotubes. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method for assembling carbon particles into at least one aligned carbon fiber, the method comprising the step of drawing glass containing said carbon particles so as to form at least one carbon fiber from said carbon particles.