Two Dimensional Films of Crosslinked Carbon Nanomaterial Structures

Technique to create crosslinked carbon nano-material thin film structures. Background: Current processes for fabricating macroscopic 2D carbon nano-material structures, such as Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and vacuum filtration, do not lend themselves easily to size scalability, utilizing a large variety of substrates, and mechanical stability. CVD based film growth requires temperatures up to 1000 degrees Celsius and vacuum filtration requires flat substrates. CVD method requires very specific substrates for nano-material film growth or disposition. Also, in vacuum filtration, asthe filtrate passes through the membrane, it restricts flow as the film is deposited on the substrate, limiting the maximum film thickness. Technology Overview: Dr. Balaji Sitharaman, assistant professor at Stony Brook University has developed a technique to create crosslinked carbon nano-material thin film structures. Crosslinked carbon nano-material thin films have excellent electrical conductivity, mechanical durability which is not present when coating or growing nano-tubes on surfaces, and have greater variety of coating substrates. This technique requires the substrate to have stability against some organic solvents and tolerance of temperatures near 60 degrees Celsius. These thin films can be deposited on substrates or coated onto device components for their desired application. Potential applications include semiconductor design, electrodes, biocoatings, and more. Advantages: Easily scalable. Requires a relatively low temperature for operation. Provides a basis for creating macromolecular coatings from carbon nanomaterials. Applications: Applications include semiconductor design, electrodes, biocoatings, and more Intellectual Property Summary: PCT Publication No. WO 2015-168411 Stage of Development: Research Licensing Potential: We seek to develop and commercialize, by an exclusive or non-exclusive license agreement and/or sponsored research, with a company active in the area. Licensing Status: Available for License Additional Information: Biomedical Engineering Carbon nanomaterials, Carbon thin films, Spray pyrolysis, Spray coatings, Graphene, Carbon nanotubes, Crosslinking carbon , ,
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