Wednesday, November 09, 2011

US Patent 8052951 - CNTs grown on bulk materials

This patent from UT-Battelle teaches a way to use different types of support substrates on which to grow carbon nanotube materials and includes some broad claims covering bulk nanotube structures. Claim 1 reads:

1. A bulk nanotube structure comprising:

a bulk support media;

a metal catalyst species comprising aluminum disposed adjacent the bulk support media; and

a plurality of carbon nanotubes disposed adjacent the metal catalyst species.