Nanocomp Technologies Inc. | Date: 2012-07-27
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for production of nanostructures using a plasma generator. In an embodiment, a system for use with a reactor for synthesis of nanostructures may include a chamber defining a pathway for directing a fluid mixture for the synthesis of nanostructures through the chamber. The system may further include one or more heating zones disposed along the chamber to provide a temperature gradient in the chamber to form catalyst particles upon which nanostructures can be generated from the components of the fluid mixture. The system may also include a plasma generator for generating a plasma flame in a conduit through which the fluid mixture may be passed to decompose a carbon source in the fluid mixture into its constituent atoms before proceeding into the reactor for formation of nanostructures.
Nanocomp Technologies Inc. | Date: 2012-01-04
A nanotube-based insulator is provided having thermal insulating properties. The insulator can include a plurality of nanotube sheets stacked on top of one another. Each nanotube sheet can be defined by a plurality of carbon nanotubes. The plurality of carbon nanotubes can be configured so as to decrease normal-to-plane thermal conductivity while permitting in-plane thermal conductivity. A plurality of spacers can be situated between adjacent nanotube sheets so as to reduce interlayer contact between the nanotubes in each sheet. The plurality of spacers can be ceramic or alumina dots or provided by texturing the nanotube sheets.
Nanocomp Technologies Inc. | Date: 2013-04-09
An apparatus having a conductive body defined by a plurality of nanotubes forming a planar structure. The apparatus further includes a plurality of junctions, formed by adjacent nanotubes, and a plurality of conductive deposits positioned at the junctions to electrically join the adjacent nanotubes at the junctions and reduce electrical resistance between the nanotubes, thereby increasing overall conductivity of the body.
Nanocomp Technologies Inc. | Date: 2013-03-12
A battery having a negative electrode including an anode current collector having at least one sheet of carbon nanotubes and semiconductor material deposited on the sheet; a positive electrode including a cathode current collector having at least one sheet of carbon nanotubes having a nickel sulfide or tin sulfide deposited on the sheet; and a separator situated between the negative electrode and positive electrode is provided. Methods for forming a cathode having nickel sulfide or tin sulfide deposited on a carbon nanotube sheet are also provided.
Nanocomp Technologies Inc. | Date: 2014-08-29
A cable having a conducting member made from a nanostructure-based material, and a shielding layer made of nanostructure-based material. The shielding layer can be circumferentially situated about the conducting member so as to enhance conductivity along the conducting member. A coupling mechanism may be situated between the shielding layer and the conducting member so as to secure the shielding layer in its position on the conducting member. A method of making the cable is also disclosed.