Sunday, January 31, 2010

US Patent 7652084 - CNT-polyolefin fiber composite

This patent from the State University of New York teaches a way to increase the compatibility between carbon nanotubes and polyolefins to enhance the electrical and mechanical properties of polymer fibers. Claim 1 reads:

1. A nanocomposite comprising:

about 70 wt % to about 99.99 wt % of at least one polyolefin; and

about 0.01 wt % to about 30 wt % of at least one modified carbon nanotube,

wherein the modified carbon nanotube has been functionalized with at least one modifier comprising an alkene.