Methods of Preparing Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Networks

Azure Avery (Inventor), Jeffrey Blackburn (Inventor), Andrew Ferguson (Inventor), Taylor Aubry-Komin (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Methods for determining desired doping conditions for a semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube (s-SWCNT) are provided. One exemplary method includes doping each of a plurality of s-SWCNT networks under a respective set of doping conditions; determining a thermoelectric (TE) power factor as a function of a fractional bleach of an absorption spectrum for the plurality of s-SWCNT networks doped under the respective sets of doping conditions; and using the function to identify one of the TE power factors within a range of the fractional bleach of the absorption spectrum. The identified TE power factor corresponds to the desired doping conditions.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,796,488 B2
Filing date24/10/23
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5K00-87889


  • charge-transfer dopant
  • doping conditions
  • semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube (s-SWCNT)
  • TE power factor


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