Description:

HIGHLY ORGANIZED SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBE NETWORKS AND METHOD OF MAKING USING TEMPLATE GUIDED FLUIDIC ASSEMBLY

INV-0823

INVENTORS:  Xugang Xiong, Laila Jaberansari, Ahmed Busnaina, Yung Joon Jung, Sivasubramanian Somu, Moneesh Upmanyu

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Description

Some prior art nanotube assembling approaches use complex wet chemical functionalization on different surfaces.  Such processes are usually time consuming having low yield.  Chemical vapor deposition, electrophoretic deposition and dielectrophoresis are some of other approaches used in this regards.  However, most of them have associated limitations such as high temperature requirement in case of chemical deposition, and area limited process efficacy as observed in electrophoretic and dielectrophoresis processes.  This novel process enables fabrication of single walled carbon nanotube networks over a large area, overcoming most of the above limitations.

 

Value Proposition

The process:

•Is cleaner and less time consuming than conventional procedures

•Involves controlled fabrication of nanotubes structures using plasma enhanced surface modification and template guided site-selective assembly process

•Enables a high yield of fabrication, and is effectively scaled up for large scale fabrication

•Is simpler (involving a single step) and is easily controllable as compared to conventional approaches

•Would be commercially useful for fabrication of various networks and structures to be used for applications such as high performance interconnects, FETs, nano switches, sensing elements, flexible devices, micro-batteries and defense purposes

 

Intellectual Property status

Pending Utility Application 12/619,187

License status 

Available for license

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Nanotechnology
For Information, Contact:
Mark Saulich
Associate Director of Commercialization
Northeastern University
m.saulich@northeastern.edu
Inventors:
Xugang Xiong
Ahmed Busnaina
Laila Jaberansari
Yung Joon Jung
Keywords:
Nanotechnology