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Method And Apparatus For Carbon Nanotube Alignment

Published Patent Application Numer: 2021/0107790 A1


Embodiments of the disclosure provide for machine-vision automation and parallelization to simultaneously produce globally-aligned SWCNT films from an aqueous solution using pressure-driven filtration. Feedback control enables filtration to occur with a constant flow rate that not only improves the nematic ordering of the SWCNT films, but also provides the ability to align a wide range of SWCNT types and on a variety of nanoporous membranes using the same filtration parameters. A meniscus of the aqueous solution is flattened via utilization of silanated glassware.

Created September 7, 2022, Updated December 14, 2023