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PNNL Team Wins Patent for Method of Making Carbon Nanotube-Containing Structures

April 2005
Congratulations to ETD's Yong Wang, Chris Aardahl, Terri Stewart, Cathy Chin, and Velocys' Yufei Gao on their U.S. patent award (#6,824,689) for making carbon nanotube-containing structures. While techniques for growing carbon nanotubes on some substrates exist, growing the nanotubes on porous structures has been a challenge. The team was able to find a way to coat a porous substrate to support carbon nanotubes. This supported structure can then be turned into a catalytic surface used in chemical reactions such as aqueous phase hydrogenation. Congratulations team!

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