Large-Volume Production of Monodisperse Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Period of Performance: 02/07/2011 - 08/06/2012

$697K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

NanoIntegris, Inc.
8025 Lamon Avenue, Suite 43
Skokie, IL 60077
Principal Investigator

Abstract

In this Phase II effort, we will scale-up to commercial levels a proprietary technology for producing highly semiconducting enriched (99%) single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The technology utilizes a technique, called density gradient ultracentrifugation (DGU), to separate as-grown SNWTs by their optoelectronic properties. If successful, our technology will enable the economic production of very large quantities of SWNTs that are uniformly semiconducting.