Hydrothermal-Synthesis of Inorganic Nanofibers (Technology #: 061307-01)

Description:

The present invention involves a hydrothermal technique for the synthesis of inorganic oxide nanofibers containing titanium with very high aspect ratio (greater than 200). The fibers have a rectangular cross-section with dimensions of the order of a few tens of nanometers. The composition of the fibers can be varied to certain extent for specific applications.

ADVANTAGES

Though there are similar existing methods for preparing this type of fiber, the current process has a distinct advantage of a shorter processing time (Approx. 2-8 hours compared to 50-120 hours with other methods) with minimal increase in production cost.

APPLICATIONS
  • Filters
  • Membranes
  • Composites
  • With proper doping this material can potentially be used in lithium ion batteries, fuel cells, solar cells etc. with added benefits in performance and/or production cost.

STATUS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

A US utility patent application has been filed.

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Yatin Karpe
Associate Director
Lehigh University
yak206@lehigh.edu
Inventors:
Animesh Kundu
Andrey Soukhojak
Keywords:
Hydrothermal Synthesis
Nanofibers
Nanotechnology
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