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May 24th, 2010

Carbon Nanospheres Superior to Carbon Nanotubes and Cheaper to Manufacture Say Headwater Technology Scientists

Abstract:
Headwaters Technology Innovation, LLC (Lawrenceville, NJ) earned U.S. Patents 7,718,155 and 7,718,156 for a method for manufacturing grape-like carbon nanostructures by catalytic templating nanoparticles. The carbon nanostructures have minimal surface functional groups that have superior qualities compared to carbon nanotubes. The carbon nanostructures are particularly advantageous for some applications where high porosity, high surface area, and/or a high degree of graphitization are desired. Carbon nanostructures manufactured can be substituted for carbon nanotubes, which are typically more expensive to manufacture.

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