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20130084457METHOD FOR FIXATION ONTO LAYER COMPRISING AMORPHOUS CARBON FILM, AND LAMINATE - A method for fixation, onto a layer comprising an amorphous carbon film and provided on a base material, of a layer comprising a material condensation-reacting with hydroxyl groups on a surface of the amorphous carbon film, whereby, in the layer comprising an amorphous carbon film and provided on the base material, the amorphous carbon film can have a holding power which is strong enough to fix the layer comprising a material condensation-reacting with a hydroxyl group on the surface of the amorphous carbon film and can have uniformity of the holding power. Si and O are added into the layer comprising an amorphous carbon film to thereby improve adhesion durability and binding uniformity of the layer comprising a material condensation-reacting with a hydroxyl group. Particularly, by using a fluorine-based silane coupling agent, it is possible to impart high functions such as water repellency/oil repellency, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, low friction properties and non-tackiness to the amorphous carbon film.04-04-2013
20130040146GRAPHENE STRUCTURE AND RODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - A graphene structure includes a substrate and a graphene layer. The grapheme layer is laminated on the substrate, is formed of graphene doped with a dopant, and has a similar oxidation-reduction potential to that of water.02-14-2013
20100047581ACTIN FILAMENT ASSOCIATED NANODEVICES - Techniques for assembling actin filaments on a substrate and nanodevices including actin filaments are provided.02-25-2010
20130059155GAS BARRIER THIN FILM, ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF PREPARING GAS BARRIER THIN FILM - A gas barrier thin film may include a substrate, an inorganic oxide layer, and a graphene layer between the substrate and the inorganic oxide layer. An encapsulation thin film and electronic device may include the gas barrier thin film. A method of preparing a gas barrier thin film may include forming a graphene layer by transferring graphene on a surface of a substrate, and forming an inorganic oxide layer by depositing an inorganic oxide on the graphene layer.03-07-2013
20110206934GRAPHENE FORMATION UTILIZING SOLID PHASE CARBON SOURCES - A method for forming a single, few-layer, or multi-layer graphene and structure is described incorporating selecting a substrate having a buried layer of carbon underneath a metal layer, providing an ambient and providing a heat treatment to pass carbon through the metal layer to form a graphene layer on the metal layer surface or incorporating a metal-carbon layer which is heated to segregate carbon in the form of graphene to the surface or chemically reacting the metal in the metal-carbon layer with a substrate containing Si driving the carbon to the surface whereby graphene is formed.08-25-2011
20090047521HEAT EXCHANGE LAMINATE - A heat exchange laminate for use as a heat exchange member in a heat exchange unit for a printing system including a base layer extending substantially planar, said base layer being bilaterally coated with an electrical conductive non-metallic contact layer.02-19-2009
20090011242Carbon Commutator and Process for Producing the Same - A commutator utilizing a carbon composite base material, the carbon composite base material including a carbon base material; and an iron layer. The iron layer, to which a metal material can be joined, is formed on a surface of the carbon base material, iron powders, which are used to form the iron layer, are subjected to a treatment so as to increase surface-adsorbed oxygen before placing the iron powders to the surface of the carbon base material that is formed in advance by sintering, and sintering is applied to the iron powders placed on the surface of the carbon base material at a temperature not less than a diffusion temperature of carbon and not more than a melting point of iron in order to form the iron layer on the surface of the carbon base material.01-08-2009
20090087663Free-standing metallic micromechanical structure, method of manufacturing the same, resonator structure using the same, and method of manufacturing a resonator structure using the same - Disclosed herein may be a free-standing metallic micromechanical structure having a metal thin film on a carbon nanotube network template (CNTnt), which may include a bilayer laminate obtained by laminating the metal thin film to a predetermined or given thickness on the CNTnt, a manufacturing method thereof, a resonator structure using the same, and a method of manufacturing a resonator structure using the same.04-02-2009
20120237772CARBON MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - When treated with a halogen gas, a carbon material can inhibit emission of an impurity after the treatment. A method of manufacturing the carbon material is also provided. A carbon material is subjected to an annealing process under a reduced pressure of from 1 to 10000 Pa in a H09-20-2012
20120270053SITU GROWN SiC COATINGS ON CARBON MATERIALS - A method of forming a β-SiC material or coating by mixing SiO10-25-2012
20110311825SELECTIVE ETCH BACK PROCESS FOR CARBON NANOTUBES INTERGRATION - The present disclosure relates to a method for selectively etching-back a polymer matrix to expose tips of carbon nanotubes comprising: 12-22-2011
20090239078Process and apparatus for diamond synthesis - The present invention relates to a microwave plasma deposition process and apparatus for producing diamond, preferably as single crystal diamond (SCD). The process and apparatus enables the production of multiple layers of the diamond by the use of an extending device to increase the length and the volume of a recess in a holder containing a SCD substrate as layers of diamond are deposited. The diamond is used for abrasives, cutting tools, gems, electronic substrates, heat sinks, electrochemical electrodes, windows for high power radiation and electron beams, and detectors.09-24-2009
20080274358Carbon Materials - A graphite body comprises aligned graphite flakes bonded with a binder, in which the graphite has an average particle size of >200 μm.11-06-2008
20120107613Corrosion-resistant article coated with aluminum nitride - A corrosion-resistant article is proposed which is coated with an aluminum nitride wherein the aluminum nitride grains contain oxygen by 0.1 mass % or greater but not greater than 20 mass % so that the thermal expansion coefficient of the coating layer is made even with that of the base body; the relative density of the coating layer is preferably 50% or higher but lower than 98%. It is preferred that the coating layer is first made by chemical vapor deposition and then subjected to an oxidizing atmosphere of a temperature of 700 degrees centigrade or higher but 1150 degrees centigrade or lower; or it is preferable that after the chemical vapor deposition step the coating layer is exposed to the natural atmosphere to adsorb hydrate and then subjected to a heat treatment in an inert atmosphere of a temperature of 900 degrees centigrade but 1300 degrees centigrade or lower.05-03-2012
20100273002Heat treatable coated article with diamond-like carbon (DLC) and/or Zirconium in coating - In certain example embodiments, a coated article includes respective layers including hydrogenated diamond-like carbon (DLC) and zirconium nitride before heat treatment (HT). During HT, the hydrogenated DLC acts as a fuel which upon combustion with oxygen produces carbon dioxide and/or water. The high temperature developed during this combustion heats the zirconium nitride to a temperature(s) well above the heat treating temperature, thereby causing the zirconium nitride to be transformed into a new post-HT layer including zirconium oxide that is very scratch resistant and durable.10-28-2010
20120270054ROLL-TO-ROLL DOPING METHOD OF GRAPHENE FILM, AND DOPED GRAPHENE FILM - The present disclosure relates to roll-to-roll doping method of graphene film, and doped graphene film.10-25-2012
20080206569Diamond Based Substrate for Electronic Device - The invention relates to a method of manufacture of a substrate for fabrication of semi-conductor layers or devices, comprising the steps of providing a wafer of silicon including at least one first surface suitable for use as a substrate for CVD diamond synthesis, growing a layer of CVD diamond of predetermined thickness and having a growth face onto the first surface of the silicon wafer, reducing the thickness of the silicon wafer to a predetermined level, and providing a second surface on the silicon wafer that is suitable for further synthesis of at least one semiconductor layer suitable for use in electronic devices or synthesis of electronic devices on the second surface itself and to a substrate suitable for GaN device growth consisting of a CVD diamond layer intimately attached to a silicon surface.08-28-2008
20090197086ELIMINATION OF PHOTORESIST MATERIAL COLLAPSE AND POISONING IN 45-NM FEATURE SIZE USING DRY OR IMMERSION LITHOGRAPHY - A method and structure for the fabrication of semiconductor devices having feature sizes in the range of 90 nm and smaller is provided. In one embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for processing a substrate including depositing an anti-reflective coating layer on a surface of the substrate, depositing an adhesion promotion layer on the anti-reflective coating layer, and depositing a resist material on the adhesion promotion layer. In another embodiment of the invention, a semiconductor substrate structure is provided including a dielectric substrate, an amorphous carbon layer deposited on the dielectric layer, an anti-reflective coating layer deposited on the amorphous carbon layer, an adhesion promotion layer deposited on the anti-reflective coating layer, and a resist material deposited on the adhesion promotion layer.08-06-2009
20080318049Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube and Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bulk Structure, and Their Production Process, Production Apparatus and Application Use - This invention provides an aligned single-layer carbon nanotube bulk structure, which comprises an assembly of a plurality of aligned single-layer carbon nanotube and has a height of not less than 10 μm, and an aligned single-layer carbon nanotube bulk structure which comprises an assembly of a plurality of aligned single-layer carbon nanotubes and has been patterned in a predetermined form. This structure is produced by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of carbon nanotubes in the presence of a metal catalyst in a reaction atmosphere with an oxidizing agent, preferably water, added thereto. An aligned single-layer carbon nanotube bulk structure, which has realized high purify and significantly large scaled length or height, its production process and apparatus, and its applied products are provided.12-25-2008
20080318050Latent Heat Storage Material - A latent heat storage material is formed of at least two plies of a compressible graphitic material in which graphite wafers are arranged substantially in layer planes lying one on the other and which is infiltrated with at least one phase change material. The surface of each ply being provided with a structuring reaching the outsides of the graphite material. The evacuation and infiltration travel lengths in the layer planes, due to the structuring, amounts to a maximum of 200 mm.12-25-2008
20080241545THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A thermal interface material includes an array of carbon nanotubes with interspaces defined therebetween; and a low melting point metallic material filled in the interspaces. A method for fabricating a thermal interface material, the method includes (a) providing an array of carbon nanotubes with interspaces defined therebetween; and (b) depositing a low melting point metallic material on the carbon nanotubes in the interspaces therebetween to form a metallic layer with the array of carbon nanotubes embedded therein, and thereby, achieving the thermal interface material.10-02-2008
20110229719MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CRYSTAL, MANUFACTURING APPARATUS FOR CRYSTAL, AND STACKED FILM - A manufacturing method for a crystal, a manufacturing apparatus for a crystal, and a stacked film capable of growing a high-quality crystal are provided. The manufacturing method for a crystal includes the steps of: preparing a seed crystal having a frontside surface and a backside surface opposite to the frontside surface; forming at least one film selected from the group consisting of a hard carbon film, a diamond film, a tantalum film, and a tantalum carbide film on the backside surface of the seed crystal; and growing the crystal on the frontside surface of the seed crystal.09-22-2011
20090098383Composites and Methods for the Manufacture and Use Thereof - Described herein are composites that are relatively lightweight, high strength and low thermal conductivity. Also described herein are methods for the manufacture and use thereof.04-16-2009
20120141799Film on Graphene on a Substrate and Method and Devices Therefor - A structure having a semiconductor material film formed graphene material layer that is disposed on a substrate is provided. The structure consists of a heterostructure comprising a semiconductor material film, a substrate, and a graphene material layer consisting of one or more sheets of graphene situated between the semiconductor material film and the substrate. The structure also can further include a graphene interface transition layer at the semiconductor material film interface with the graphene material layer and/or a substrate transition layer at the graphene material layer interface with the substrate.06-07-2012
20090117386COMPOSITE COVER - A composite cover for dust, dirt and incidental moisture protection over an extended temperature range, EMI shielding to prevent radiation of internal circuit energy and preventing the entrance of external EMI. Also the cover provides mechanical strength and protection of circuitry and radiates heat created by internal circuitry. The cover provides lower levels of radiated emissions and improved resistance to incident external radiation. Electric and magnetic shielding is also provided.05-07-2009
20090047520GRAPHENE HYBRID MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME USING CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION - Disclosed herein are a graphene hybrid material and a method for preparing the graphene hybrid material, the graphene hybrid material comprising: a matrix having lattice planes disconnected on a surface thereof; and layers of graphene which are epitaxially grown along the lattice planes disconnected on the surface of the matrix such that the layers of graphene are oriented perpendicularly to the matrix, and which are spaced apart from each other and layered on the matrix in the same shape. The graphene hybrid material can be usefully used in the fields of next-generation semiconductor devices, biosensors, electrochemical electrodes and the like.02-19-2009
20100196717CUTTING TOOL INSERT - A polycrystalline diamond (PCD) compact and method for making the compact are provided. The method includes bringing a first PCD wafer and a second PCD wafer together at an interface in the presence of a bonding agent to form an unbonded assembly and bonding the wafers together at the interface at a pressure and temperature at which diamond is thermodynamically stable. The first PCD wafer is more thermally stable than the second PCD wafer.08-05-2010
20110059317Coating for Improved Carbon Nanotube Conductivity - We discovered that the use of certain dopants or dopant moieties in polymeric coating formulations, that when applied over carbon nanotubes, unexpectedly decrease the measured electrical resistance of the coated carbon nanotubes (CNTs), when measured through the coating, even though the polymer coatings themselves do not have bulk conductivity. CNT compositions with enhanced electrical conductivity and methods of making such compositions are described. The CNTs are preferably coated with a dopant or dopant moiety having a HOMO energy of −7.0 eV or lower.03-10-2011
20100136341Thermometric Carbon Composites - A composition of electrically conductive composites for temperature sensing comprises conductive particles. The composite forms from a suspension. The suspension comprises the particles and solvent, and the particles are conductive particles with aspect ratio larger than one. The conductive composite retains a negative temperature coefficient when in contact with certain specific surfaces. The particles within the composite self align.06-03-2010
20120141800METHOD FOR COATING MICROMECHANICAL COMPONENTS OF A MICROMECHANICAL SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR A WATCH AND RELATED MICROMECHANICAL COATED COMPONENT - Method for coating micromechanical components of a micromechanical system, in particular a watch movement, comprising: 06-07-2012
20090258232METAL MATRIX CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A solid state method for the preparation of composite materials incorporating metal and nano materials is provided, wherein nano materials are deposited on a substrate and incorporated into the substrate structure by friction stir welding. Also provided are composite materials that include nano materials, which are prepared by friction stir welding.10-15-2009
20100304145CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PREPREG OF GAS BARRIER PROPERTIES, CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THE SAME - There are provided a carbon fiber reinforced prepreg of gas barrier properties comprising a sheet-like carbon fiber reinforcement and a matrix resin including therein a gas barrier layer having a clay mineral with a plate-like crystal structure unidirectionally aligned and densely laminated, and a carbon fiber reinforced plastic produced from the carbon fiber reinforced prepreg. Such prepreg is obtained by disposing a film material of gas barrier properties having a clay mineral with a plate-like crystal structure unidirectionally aligned and densely laminated, in at least one interlayer of a laminate of a carbon fiber reinforced prepreg comprising a sheet form carbon fiber reinforcement and a matrix resin; and then heating and/or pressurizing the laminate. The carbon fiber-reinforced composite material of the invention exhibits high gas barrier properties, and particularly hydrogen gas barrier properties.12-02-2010
20110129675MATERIAL INCLUDING GRAPHENE AND AN INORGANIC MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE MATERIAL - A material including: graphene; and an inorganic material having a crystal system, wherein a crystal plane of the inorganic material is oriented parallel to the (0001) plane of the graphene. The crystal plane of the inorganic material has an atomic arrangement of a hexagon, a tetragon, or a pentagon.06-02-2011
20090252968METHOD FOR APPLYING A COATING MATERIAL AND COATING FOR A METALLIC SURFACE - In a method for applying a multilayer wear-resistant coating on metallic, optionally already coated, surfaces, the coating is composed of at least two anti-wear layers (10-08-2009
20100062257HOB CUTTER WITH A COATING AND METHOD FOR COATING HOB CUTTER - The invention relates to a hob cutter tool with a coating, wherein the coating is produced by a physical vapor deposition method, in which in a coating chamber in an atmosphere containing nitrogen, an arc discharge is generated in each case between at least one anode and at least one pure Al cathode on the one hand, and at least one pure Cr cathode on the other hand, and in this way, Al and Cr are vaporized from the cathode, in which the hob cutter tool to be coated is rotated in the coating chamber, wherein the tool is subsequently guided past the at least two cathodes, and in which the vaporized Al and Cr is deposited in atomic or ionized form together with nitrogen from the atmosphere containing nitrogen onto the hob cutter tool led rotating past the cathodes. The coating has a multiplicity of layers, composed of (AlCr)-nitride, arranged on top of each other, wherein the multiplicity of layers is formed from two layer types differing with respect to their Al:Cr ratio, wherein a first layer type has an Al:Cr ratio in the range of 55:45 to 65:35, and a second layer type has an Al:Cr ratio in the range of 70:30 to 74:26, and wherein the two layer types alternate with each other in the coating, wherein each of the layers, in turn is formed from a multiplicity of nanolayers arranged on top of each other, and wherein the coating is connected to the tool base body using a bonding layer. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for recoating such a hob cutter tool.03-11-2010
20100055464Graphene and Hexagonal Boron Nitride Planes and Associated Methods - Graphene layers, hexagonal boron nitride layers, as well as other materials made of primarily sp2 bonded atoms and associated methods are disclosed. In one aspect, for example, a method of forming a graphene layer is provided. Such a method may include mixing a carbon source with a horizontally oriented molten solvent, precipitating the carbon source from the molten solvent to form a graphite layer across the molten solvent, and separating the graphite layer into a plurality of graphene layers.03-04-2010
20100055465CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES FOR USE IN THERMAL MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS - A method of forming a carbon-carbon composite is provided in which a blend of vapor grown carbon fibers, carbon nanofibers, and optionally, nano-graphene platelets are formed into a preform, densified, and then graphitized. The composite is low in cost to produce and exhibits high thermal conductivity for use in a variety of thermal management applications.03-04-2010
20120202068PROCESS FOR DEPOSITION OF THIN LAYERS OF METAL OXIDES - The invention relates to a process for the deposition of a metal oxide, such as titanium dioxide, as a thin layer on a substrate, by using particular biopolymers, in particular, a hydrophobin. The process for the deposition of a metal oxide on a substrate (S) comprises the steps of depositing a protein layer (H) comprising at least one hydrophobin on the substrate and the deposition of a metal oxide layer (M) on the protein layer (H) by precipitation from an aqueous solution of a metal salt.08-09-2012
20100104874HIGH PRESSURE SINTERING WITH CARBON ADDITIVES - A method for forming a cutting element that includes sintering a mixture comprising carbide particles, a sp04-29-2010
20120202069METHOD OF PRODUCING SILICON CARBIDE-COATED CARBON MATERIAL - A method of producing a silicon carbide-coated carbon material that comprises heating, under a non-oxidizing atmosphere, a carbon substrate and an amorphous inorganic ceramic material obtained by heating a non-melting solid silicone, thereby forming a silicon carbide coating film on the carbon substrate. A silicon carbide-coated carbon material that exhibits excellent heat resistance and has a uniform silicon carbide coating can be obtained.08-09-2012
20080268252Process for Plasma Coating a Nanocomposite Object - A process for preparing a coating on an object by plasma polymerizing a first compound under conditions to deposit a layer onto the object, the object comprising a nanocomposite polymer. In addition, the object so coated.10-30-2008
20100196716Graphite Film and Graphite Composite Film - An object of the present invention is to provide a graphite film, and a graphite composite film both having an excellent thermal diffusivity which can sufficiently manage heat dissipation of electronic instruments, precision instruments and the like, along with an excellent flex resistance which can withstand application to bent portions.08-05-2010
20100068526MATERIALS CONTAINING CARBON NANOTUBES, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THEM AND USE OF THE MATERIALS - Material in particle or powder form containing carbon nano tubes (CNT), where in the material for example a metal is laminated in layers of a thickness of 10 nm to 500,000 nm alternating with layers of CNT in a thickness from 10 nm to 100,000 nm. The material is produced by mechanical alloying i.e. by repeated deformation, breaking and welding of metal particles and CNT particles, preferably by milling in a ball mill containing a milling chamber and milling balls as the milling bodies and a rotary body to generate high energy ball collisions.03-18-2010
20100068527 METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE COMPONENTS - A method of fabricating a composite component comprising the steps of: loading a preform into a component forming environment, filling the environment with a solvent carrying a catalyst material in solution or suspension, draining this liquid from the mould thereby leaving a residue of the catalyst material on the perform and/or the interior surface of the forming environment, heating the forming environment and subsequently or concurrently introducing a carbonaceous gas under such conditions as to grow a carbon nanotube structure on the preform and/or the forming environment surfaces, removing the carbonaceous gas, and introducing a liquid resin material into the forming environment whereby the resin disperses through the preform and carbon nanotube structure thereby forming the finished composite component once the resin is cured or set.03-18-2010
20100028681Pristine and Functionalized Graphene Materials - Disclosed are dispersed graphene sheets, ribbons, graphene molecules and the like which are pristine in the plane, i.e., free of significant defects and chemical modifications such as oxidation. The materials could be functionalized at the edges. These materials are dispersed in solutions rather than in aggregated or insoluble forms as their parent starting materials. Also disclosed is a method comprising the steps of intercalating an insoluble graphitic material. The method may comprise exfoliating graphite and re-intercalating the resultant material with an acid composition, such as oleum, and a strong organic base such as tetrabutylammonium hydroxide in a solvent solution to form a homogenous suspension, which is then agitated to form dispersed graphene materials. The materials may be solubilized with a hydrophilic polymer and can be further manipulated by transfer into different solvents, formation of films, application to optical and electronic devices, and other applications. The materials are solubilized by functional groups mostly at the edges.02-04-2010
20090176100VAPOR-GROWN CARBON FIBER AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF - The present invention provides a process for producing a vapor-grown carbon fiber by supplying a raw material at least containing a carbon source and a catalyst and/or catalyst precursor compound into a heating zone, wherein the raw material further containing an oxygen-containing carbon source compound which is selected from the group consisting of ketones and ethers. The process for producing a vapor-grown carbon fiber according to the present invention does not leave a residue in a reaction device because a raw material used contains a particular oxygen-containing carbon source compound and, thereby, can continuously produce a vapor-grown carbon fiber.07-09-2009
20100021736INTERFACE-INFUSED NANOTUBE INTERCONNECT - The invention relates to carbon nanotube arrays and methods for the preparation of carbon nanotube arrays. The carbon nanotube arrays include an aligned carbon nanotube array, wherein at least one of the ends of the carbon nanotube array includes a coating layer that is infused into the carbon nanotube array.01-28-2010
20090142599METHOD TO PREVENT METAL CONTAMINATION BY A SUBSTRATE HOLDER - The invention relates to a method to increase the wettability of a substrate by providing said substrate at least partially with a conductive, metal free, hydrophilic carbon based coating. The carbon based coating is doped with nitrogen and has an electrical resistivity lower than 1006-04-2009
20090297854AA STACKED GRAPHENE-DIAMOND HYBRID MATERIAL BY HIGH TEMPERATURE TREATMENT OF DIAMOND AND THE FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - There is provided a fabrication method for an AA stacked graphene-diamond hybrid material by converting, through a high temperature treatment on diamond, a diamond surface into graphene. According to the present invention, if various types of diamond are maintained at a certain temperature having a stable graphene phase (approximately greater than 1200° C.) in a hydrogen gas atmosphere, two diamond {111} lattice planes are converted into one graphene plate (2:1 conversion), whereby the diamond surface is converted into graphene in a certain thickness, thus to fabricate the AA stacked graphene-diamond hybrid material.12-03-2009
20120301723TANTALUM CARBIDE-COATED CARBON MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME - On the surface of a carbon substrate 11-29-2012
20120058344Electronic Devices with Protein Layers - This document describes a method of producing an electronic device comprising biological and electrical materials and an interface between the biological and electrical materials. The method utilizes self-assembly of proteins (03-08-2012
20120208027REDUCED GRAPHENE OXIDE FILM - Spin coating a mixture of graphene oxide platelets, water, and an organic solvent by placing a drop of the mixture on a spinning substrate while blowing a drying gas onto the substrate and allowing the water and the organic solvent on the substrate to evaporate; and repeating the spin coating one or more times to form a graphene oxide film in contact with the substrate. An about 1-100 nm thick film of overlapping platelets of reduced graphene oxide.08-16-2012
20120070667CARBON FIBER SUBSTRATES HAVING CARBON NANOTUBES GROWN THEREON AND PROCESSES FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - Processes for growing carbon nanotubes on carbon fiber substrates are described herein. The processes can include depositing a catalyst precursor on a carbon fiber substrate, optionally depositing a non-catalytic material on the carbon fiber substrate, and after depositing the catalyst precursor and the optional non-catalytic material, exposing the carbon fiber substrate to carbon nanotube growth conditions so as to grow carbon nanotubes thereon. The carbon nanotube growth conditions can convert the catalyst precursor into a catalyst that is operable for growing carbon nanotubes. The carbon fiber substrate can remain stationary or be transported while the carbon nanotubes are being grown. Optionally, the carbon fiber substrates can include a barrier coating and/or be free of a sizing agent. Carbon fiber substrates having carbon nanotubes grown thereon are also described.03-22-2012
20110104497Reinforced fiber blank and process of manufacturing same - A reinforced fiber blank and process of manufacturing same are provided. The process includes passing a continuous fiber sheet through a bath of thermoplastic resin so that the thermoplastic resin permeates the continuous fiber sheet to form a continuous fiber substrate permeated with the thermoplastic resin; stacking at least one fiber substrate and at least one thermoplastic resin layer to form a stack; and heating and pressing the stack at a temperature between about 60° C. and 150° C. to produce the finished reinforced fiber blank.05-05-2011
20120164454Diamond Protected Devices and Associated Methods - Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated devices and associated methods are provided. In one aspect, for example, a DLC-coated substrate can include a substrate, and a H-doped DLC layer disposed on the substrate, where the DLC layer is doped with a Si material at least along an interface between the substrate and the DLC layer. Additionally, the substrate can include a surface doped layer on the DLC layer opposite the substrate.06-28-2012
20090130446HIGH TEMPERATURE REFRACTORY COATINGS FOR CERAMIC SUBSTRATES - A composite article includes a substrate and a protective layer on the substrate. The protective layer includes a non-oxide ceramic matrix and a refractory phase within the non-oxide ceramic matrix.05-21-2009
20100247917CARBON THIN FILM AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A targeted carbon thin film is a carbon thin film formed on a surface of a base material. The film includes a carbon framework of carbon atoms bonded together, and an amino group bonded to the carbon atoms forming the carbon framework.09-30-2010
20120128983MULTI-LAYERED GRAPHENE SHEET AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A method of fabricating multi-layered graphene includes disposing a first graphene layer on a carrier; disposing at least one second graphene layer on the first graphene layer to form a graphene sheet disposed on the carrier; and transferring the graphene sheet disposed on the carrier onto a substrate, wherein each of the graphene layers which constitute the graphene sheet has at least one damaged region, and the at least one damaged region of each of the graphene layers contacts at least one of non-damaged regions of a graphene layer or graphene layers, of the graphene layers, contacting the each of the graphene layers.05-24-2012
20090252967CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A CNT transparent electrode may have a CNT layer consisting essentially of CNT only, together with a cover layer that may include conductive particles and a polymer. The cover layer may cover an upper and/or a lower portion of the CNT layer. The CNT transparent electrode including the CNT layer which essentially consists of CNT only and does not contain other materials such as a binder or a dispersing agent can exhibit excellent conductivity. When the CNT layer is covered by the cover layer, surface roughness, film uniformity, adhesion between the CNT transparent electrode and the substrate and stability in the process of applying the CNT transparent electrode to devices can be enhanced, compared to the case where only the CNT layer is used.10-08-2009
20090130447Hydrophilic systems and methods thereof - A hydrophilic system and method includes a substrate selected because of at least one designated optical property and one or more dissimilar insulating layers. The one or more dissimilar insulating layers are one of on and adjacent to at least a portion of a surface of the substrate and optically operate without substantial interference of the at least one designated optical property of the substrate. A substantially fixed and static monopole electrical charge is embedded at an interface between at least one of the substrate and one of the one or more dissimilar insulating layers and two of the one or more dissimilar insulating layers.05-21-2009
20120177926NANOSTRUCTURE COMPOSITE SHEETS AND METHODS OF USE - A nanostructured sheet that can include a substantially planar body, a plurality of nanotubes defining a matrix within the body, and a protonation agent that can be dispersed throughout the matrix of nanotubes for enhancing proximity of adjacent nanotubes to one another. A method of making such a nanostructured sheet is also disclosed.07-12-2012
20120177927METHOD FOR MAKING A MOLDED CARBON FIBER PREPREG AND MOLDED CARBON FIBER PREPREG OBTAINED THEREFROM - A method for making a molded carbon fiber prepreg includes the steps of: (a) thermocompressing a pristine carbon fiber prepreg that includes a carbon fiber substrate and a matrix resin impregnated into the carbon fiber substrate, and a thermoplastic material at an elevated temperature such that the thermoplastic material and the matrix resin of the pristine carbon fiber prepreg are subjected to a crosslinking reaction so as to form a crosslinked thermoplastic layer on the pristine carbon fiber prepreg; and (b) injection molding a thermoplastic elastomer onto the crosslinked thermoplastic layer. A molded carbon fiber prepreg obtained from the aforesaid method is also provided.07-12-2012
20100009193GRAPHITE MATERIAL METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a graphite material, which has excellent bonding characteristics to semiconductor and efficiently dissipates heat generated from the semiconductor, and a method for manufacturing such material. The graphite material is provided by adding at least two kinds of elements selected from among silicon, zirconium, calcium, titanium, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, calcium, yttrium, niobium, molybdenum, technetium, ruthenium and compounds containing such elements, and by performing heat treatment. The graphite material is characterized in having a thickness of the 112 face of the graphite crystal of 15 nm or more by X-ray diffraction, and an average heat conductivity of 250 W/(m·K) or more in the three directions of the X, Y and Z axes.01-14-2010
20100297449TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM, TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT FILM BY USING THE SAME, AND CARBON NANOTUBE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - The present invention is a transparent conductive film characterized in that: a major component of the transparent conductive film is a single-walled carbon nanotube; the single-walled carbon nanotubes are present in a bundle state; and a rope-like shape, which is a state where the bundles are gathered together, can be confirmed by scanning electron microscope observation. The present invention is also a method for producing a liquid crystal alignment film using a transparent electrode substrate, with an electrode layer being the aforementioned transparent conductive film. According to the invention, a transparent electrode substrate with high wettability can be obtained, and further a method for producing an alignment film by which a uniform alignment film can be obtained without deteriorating an electrical characteristic is provided.11-25-2010
20120225296UNIFORM MULTILAYER GRAPHENE BY CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION - A method of producing uniform multilayer graphene by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is provided. The method is limited in size only by CVD reaction chamber size and is scalable to produce multilayer graphene films on a wafer scale that have the same number of layers of graphene throughout substantially the entire film. Uniform bilayer graphene may be produced using a method that does not require assembly of independently produced single layer graphene. The method includes a CVD process wherein a reaction gas is flowed in the chamber at a relatively low pressure compared to conventional processes and the temperature in the reaction chamber is thereafter decreased relatively slowly compared to conventional processes. One application for uniform multilayer graphene is transparent conductors. In processes that require multiple transfers of single layer graphene to achieve multilayer graphene structures, the disclosed method can reduce the number of process steps by at least half.09-06-2012
20120258311ROLL-TO-ROLL TRANSFER METHOD OF GRAPHENE, GRAPHENE ROLL PRODUCED BY THE METHOD, AND ROLL-TO-ROLL TRANSFER EQUIPMENT FOR GRAPHENE - The present disclosure relates to a graphene roll-to-roll transfer method, a graphene roll-to-roll transfer apparatus, a graphene roll manufactured by the graphene roll-to-roll transfer method, and uses thereof.10-11-2012
20130171453Graphite Electrodes - A carbon article having a first zone and a second zone wherein in the first zone formed from a first mix design and the second zone formed from a second mix design and the first and second mix designs have at least one difference selected from the group of differences of a presence of a certain material, a concentration of a certain material, the size of the a certain material and combinations thereof.07-04-2013
20130171452TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE ARTICLES - Articles with graphene are selectively transparent to electromagnetic radiation. The articles transmit electromagnetic radiation in the infrared and visible light bands while inhibiting incident radio frequency radiation. The articles have high electrical conductivity and may be used in windows and domes.07-04-2013
20120328884Carbon-Based Composite Material and Method for Fabricating the Same - A method for fabricating a carbon-based composite material includes: (a) forming over a substrate a seeding layer that includes amorphous carbon matrix, and a plurality of ultra-nanocrystalline diamond grains; and (b) growing crystal grains over the seeding layer under a hybrid plasma to obtain the carbon-based composite material. The hybrid plasma is produced by ionization of a gas mixture. The gas mixture includes a hydrocarbon gas, H12-27-2012
20110045300GRAPHITE COMPLEX AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A graphite complex has a pyrolytic graphite sheet and a graphite layer. The pyrolytic graphite sheet is made by firing a polymer film. The graphite layer contains graphite powder as the main ingredient and is directly joined to the pyrolytic graphite sheet.02-24-2011
20130230722CONDUCTIVE THIN FILM AND TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM COMPRISING GRAPHENE - A conductive thin film including graphene and having improved conductivity is disclosed. The conductive thin film is composed of a superlattice structure that includes a first and second graphene films formed of respective sheets of carbon atoms that each have at least one atomic layer; and an intercalation film sandwiched between the first and second graphene films. The superlattice structure may have a plurality of stacking units that are stacked and that are each formed of one graphene film and one intercalation film; and the first and second graphene films may have graphene films belonging to two mutually adjacent stacking units from among the plurality of stacking units. The conductive thin film may be transparent and, when the superlattice structure has a plurality of stacking units, a sum total of atomic layers of the sheets of carbon atoms for all the stacking units is ten or fewer.09-05-2013
20100203340PROTECTIVE CARBON COATINGS - Disclosed is a method for forming a protective coating comprising contacting a carbon material with a metal surface, heating the carbon material and metal to allow at least a portion of the carbon material to dissolve in the metal, diffuse across a portion of the metal surface, or a combination thereof, and then cooling the metal and carbon material to form a metal having a protecting carbon coating disposed on a surface thereof, wherein the protective coating comprises graphene, multi-layer graphene, or a combination thereof. Also disclosed are a method for inhibiting corrosion comprising forming a layer of graphene on at least a portion of a metal surface; a metal having a surface, wherein at least a portion of the surface comprises a protective carbon coating comprising graphene, multi-layer graphene, or a combination thereof; and a passivation coating comprising a graphene, multi-layer graphene, or a combination thereof.08-12-2010
20080254296Carbon Fibrous Conjunct and Composite Material Using Thereof - Carbon fibrous conjunct is provided by adding to carbon fibrous structures, which each comprises a three dimensional network of carbon fibers each having an outside diameter of 15-100 nm, wherein the carbon fibrous structure further comprises a granular part with which the carbon fibers are bound in the state that the carbon fibers extend outwardly from the granular part, a binder for binding the carbon fibrous structures. The fine carbon fibrous structures having such unique configuration and also bearing physical properties suitable for a filler for a composite material can be provided with a good handleability by this carbon fibrous conjunct. Composite material is prepared by adding to the matrix the carbon fibrous conjuncts, at an amount of 0.1 to 30% by weight based on the total weight of the composite material.10-16-2008
20080248311Antistatic Polymer Films with Improved Antistatic Properties - Disclosed herein is a technology for preparing a novel conductive polymer film or sheet, which is used for antistatic purposes. Specifically, the antistatic polymer film comprises antistatic layers formed on a monolayer or multilayer polymer film using a conductive polymer as an active ingredient, and has a surface resistivity of 10-10 Ω/square, a decay time of less than 3 seconds, a tribo-voltage below 50 volts, and a charging voltage lower than applied voltage. Also, disclosed is an antistatic product made from such a conductive polymer film.10-09-2008
20080248309Metal-Based Carbon Fiber Composite Material and Producing Method Thereof - The invention provides a metal-based carbon fiber composite material that can be prepared with commonly used cheap materials and less energy than in a melt method, has a wide range of dimensions and shapes (particularly large area) and is excellent in the thermal conductivity and light in weight. The metal-based carbon fiber composite material can be obtained by heating and pressure welding a metal and carbon fibers and has a structure in which a metal layer and a carbon fiber-containing metal layer are alternately stacked. The metal-based carbon fiber composite material can be produced by a method comprising the steps of: adhering carbon fibers on a sheet or foil metal support to form a preform; stacking the preforms to form a preform laminate; and heating and pressure welding the preform laminate in a vacuum or non-oxidizing atmosphere to unite the preforms together.10-09-2008
20080233402Carbon black with attached carbon nanotubes and method of manufacture - A novel composition of matter comprises carbon black as a catalyst support for the growth of carbon nanotubes that directly adhere to the carbon black. When the composition of matter is mixed in plastic, oil, water, rubber, etc., the carbon nanotubes are carried as part of the carbon black aggregates and remain in intimate contact. A method of producing the composition of matter also is disclosed.09-25-2008
20080226918Cable Semiconducting Shield - A cable comprising one or more electrical conductors or communications media or a core of two or more electrical conductors or communications media, each electrical conductor, communications medium, or core being surrounded by a layer comprising:09-18-2008
20100233483Sulfidation Corrosion Preventing Method, Sulfidation Corrosion-Resistant High Temperature Member and Heat Exchanger Tube Repairing Method - A sulfidation corrosion preventing method for protecting a substrate from sulfidation corrosion, a sulfidation corrosion-resistant high temperature member having excellent sulfidation corrosion resistance, and a method for repairing a heat exchanger tube having cracks are disclosed. A silicon oxide layer is formed on a surface of a substrate; a titanium-containing coating fluid containing a titanium metal or a titanium compound is coated on the silicon oxide layer, heated and oxidized to form a first titanium oxide layer; a carbon layer is formed on a surface of the first titanium oxide layer; and a titanium-containing coating fluid is coated on the carbon layer, heated and oxidized to form a second titanium oxide layer. The substrate is protected or repaired with the silicon oxide layer, the first titanium oxide layer, the carbon layer, and the second titanium oxide layer.09-16-2010
20080220257Substrate Coated with a Layered Structure Comprising a Tetrahedral Carbon Layer and a Softer Outer Layer - The invention relates to a metal substrate coated at least partially with a layered structure. The layered structure comprises an intermediate layer deposited on the metal substrate and an amorphous carbon layer deposited on the intermediate layer. The amorphous carbon layer has a Young's modulus lower than 200 GPa. The intermediate layer comprises a tetrahedral carbon layer having a Young's modulus higher than 200 GPa. The invention further relates to a method to reduce the wear on a counterbody of a metal substrate coated with a tetrahedral carbon coating.09-11-2008
20080220256METHODS OF COATING CARBON/CARBON COMPOSITE STRUCTURES - Embodiments of a method of preparing a coated C/C composite structure comprises the steps of: providing a C/C composite structure; applying a silicon based composition over the C/C composite structure by physical vapor deposition; forming a first layer comprising silicon carbide over the C/C composite by annealing the silicon based composition and the C/C composite at an annealing temperature; and applying a second layer comprising boron over the first layer by physical vapor deposition.09-11-2008
20130130037Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Transparent Conductor and Field Effect Transistor - A nanotube-graphene hybrid film and method for forming a cleaned nanotube-graphene hybrid film. The method includes depositing nanotube film over a substrate to produce a layer of nanotube film, removing impurities from a surface of the layer of nanotube film not contacting the substrate to produce a cleaned layer of nanotube film, depositing a layer of graphene over the cleaned layer of nanotube film to produce a nanotube-graphene hybrid film, and removing impurities from a surface of the nanotube-graphene hybrid film to produce a cleaned nanotube-graphene hybrid film, wherein the hybrid film has improved electrical performance. Another method includes depositing nanotube film over a metal foil to produce a layer of nanotube film, placing the metal foil with as-deposited nanotube film in a chemical vapor deposition furnace to grow graphene on the nanotube film to form a nanotube-graphene hybrid film, and transferring the nanotube-graphene hybrid film over a substrate.05-23-2013
20100055466OXHIDATION INHIBITION OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES - A method of inhibiting oxidation of a porous carbon-carbon composite is disclosed and comprises the steps of: (a) contacting the carbon-carbon composite with an oxidation inhibiting composition comprising phosphoric acid or an acid phosphate salt, at least one aluminum salt, and at least one additional metal salt, the oxidation inhibiting composition penetrating at least some of the pores of the carbon-carbon composite; and (b) heating the carbon-carbon composite at a temperature sufficient to form a deposit from the oxidation inhibiting composition within at least some of the penetrated pores of the carbon-carbon composite. The foregoing oxidation inhibiting composition and carbon-carbon composites treated by the foregoing method are also disclosed.03-04-2010
20080199702Method of making coated article including ion beam treatment of metal oxide protective film - There is provided a method of making a heat treated (HT) coated article to be used in shower door applications, window applications, or any other suitable applications where transparent coated articles are desired. For example, certain embodiments of this invention relate to a method of making a coated article including a step of heat treating a glass substrate coated with at least a layer of or including diamond-like carbon (DLC) and an overlying protective film (e.g., of or including zinc oxide) thereon. In certain example embodiments, the protective film may be ion beam treated with at least carbon ions. It has been found that the ion beam treatment improves the shelf-life of the product prior to HT. Following and/or during heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, or the like), the protective film may be removed.08-21-2008
20080248310CARBON NANOTUBE HYBRID SYSTEM USING CARBIDE-DERIVED CARBON, A METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME, AN ELECTRON EMITTER COMPRISING THE SAME, AND AN ELECTRON EMISSION DEVICE COMPRISING THE ELECTRON EMITTER - A carbon nanotube hybrid system includes: a carbide-derived carbon prepared by reacting a carbide compound and a halogen group containing gas to extract elements of the carbide compound except carbons; metals supported on the carbide-derived carbon or remaining in the carbide-derived carbon; and carbon sources from which carbon nanotubes are grown from the carbide-derived carbon. A method of preparing the carbon nanotube hybrid system includes preparing the carbide-derived carbon, extracting elements therefrom, and growing carbon nanotubes from the carbide-derived carbon. The carbon nanotube hybrid system has excellent uniformity and a long lifetime. An electron emitter having improved electron emitting properties can be inexpensively prepared using the carbon nanotube hybrid system compared to conventional carbon nanotubes. An electron emission device having excellent electron emitting properties can be prepared using the electron emitter.10-09-2008
20100203339PLASMA TREATMENT OF CARBON-BASED MATERIALS AND COATINGS FOR IMPROVED FRICTION AND WEAR PROPERTIES - A method of plasma modification of a film includes applying about −400 V to about −600 V to a gas in a chamber to generate a gas-discharge plasma; and subjecting the film to the gas-discharge plasma to form a plasma-modified film, where the gas comprises H08-12-2010
20090068471GRAPHENE SHEET AND PROCESS OF PREPARING THE SAME - Provided are a graphene sheet and a process of preparing the same. Particularly, a process of economically preparing a large-area graphene sheet having a desired thickness and a graphene sheet prepared by the process are provided.03-12-2009
20090220793Graphite Sheet and Manufacturing Method of the Same - For a graphite sheet, a peak intensity ratio (P100/002) of a (100) diffraction peak and a (002) diffraction peak by X-ray diffractometry, and a peak intensity ratio (P110/002) of a (110) diffraction peak and a (002) diffraction peak thereby are set at 10 or more. The graphite sheet is manufactured through a step of preparing a polymer liquid which contains a polymer having carbon in its molecular chains and develops optical anisotropy, a step of unidirectionally orienting the molecular chains of the polymer, a step of obtaining a compact from the polymer liquid in the state that the orientation of the molecular chains of the polymer is maintained, and a step of carbonizing and thereafter graphitizing the compact.09-03-2009
20120021224GRAPHENE/GRAPHENE OXIDE PLATELET COMPOSITE MEMBRANES AND METHODS AND DEVICES THEREOF - Methods for making composite membranes (graphene/graphene oxide platelet composite membranes) and methods of aligned transfer of such composite membranes to substrates are shown. Compositions and devices that include such composite membranes are further shown.01-26-2012
20130209807Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Sheets for Electrochemical Biosensors and Methods - Electrodes and methods for making electrodes including modified carbon nanotube sheets are provided. The carbon nanotube sheets can be modified with metal particles or at least one mediator titrant. The electrodes can be disposed on a glassy carbon electrode to modify the glassy carbon electrode. Methods are provided that include forming a suspension of carbon nanotubes and metal particles or at least one mediator titrant, and filtering the suspension to form a modified carbon nanotube sheet.08-15-2013