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Carbon Nanofibers

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*7/26/2013 
from 7/23/2013

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Carbon Nanotubes

Nanofibers

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Notes

A particularly interesting class of carbon nanotubes are the vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs). Vertically aligned carbon nanofibers are multi-walled carbon nanotubes that are typically grown in a DC plasma, yielding nanofibers that are aligned vertically from the surface. (See Ren, Z. F.; Huang, Z. P.; Xu, J. W.; Wang, J. H.; Bush, P.; Siegal, M. P.; Provencio, P. N. Science 1998, 282, 1105.) The resulting nanofiber "forests" have interesting properties because in addition to providing edge planes along the nanofiber walls, the interstices between the fibers are straight and relatively large, providing a high degree of accessibility to analytes. The presence of well-defined interstices is important because previous studies of many nanostructured, high surface-area carbon materials have found that very small pores cannot support electrical double-layers and diffusion limitations can reduce the effective surface area. (See Frackowiak, E.; Beguin, F. Carbon 2001, 39, 937; de Levie, R. Electrochimica Acta 1964, 9, 1231.)

[Carbon Nanofibers, US Patent 8,491,999 (7/23/2013)]

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Patent Titles

7/23/2013

1. 8,491,999 
Metal-coated vertically aligned carbon nanofibers 

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Interested!!
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(RDC 7/16/2012)

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* Date of latest addition; date of first entry is 7/26/2013.