SBIR Phase I: Achieving Breakthrough Properties for Carbon Nanotube Yarn via Base Flow Chemical Vapor Deposition and Industrial Spinning

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945085
Agency Tracking Number:
0945085
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
N2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
General Nano
1776 Mentor Ave, Suite 170, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ge Li
PhD
(513) 309-5947
lucy.ge.li@generalnanollc.com
Business Contact:
Ge Li
PhD
(513) 309-5947
lucy.ge.li@generalnanollc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Businesses Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to synthesize ultra-long carbon nanotubes (CNT) and spin them into the yarns to achieve breakthrough properties of CNT yarns. The approach is to develop a base flow chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor, new porous substrates patterned using laser drilling and nano-imprint lithography, and separate gas flows to keep the catalyst alive. This technology will allow control of nanotube morphology which is not achievable using current semi-conductor processing technologies. The broader/commercial impacts of this project will be the potential to break the length record of long and aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT). Long CNT reduces the number of end junctions and the twist angle in yarns. This will make it possible to develop ultra-strong, lightweight and electrically conductive yarns which may have commercial applications in aerospace, apparel, composite and various segments of the medical industry.

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