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Patent for Fabricating Carbon Nanoribbons

MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung and affiliated Physics Associate Professor Swastik Kar were awarded a patent for “Fabrication of carbon nanoribbons from carbon nanotube arrays.”


Abstract Source: USPTO

Inter-allotropic transformations of carbon are provided using moderate conditions including alternating voltage pulses and modest temperature elevation. By controlling the pulse magnitude, small-diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes are transformed into larger-diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes, multi-walled carbon nanotubes of different morphologies, and multi-layered graphene nanoribbons.

Related Departments:Mechanical & Industrial Engineering