Fibers of single wall carbon nanotubes extruded from super-acid suspensions exhibit preferred orientation along their axes. We characterize the alignment by x-ray fiber diagrams and polarized Raman scattering, using a model which allows for a completely unaligned fraction. This fraction ranges from 0.17 to 0.05±0.02 for three fibers extruded under different conditions, with corresponding Gaussian full widths at half maximum (FWHM) from 64° to 44°±2°. FWHM, aligned fraction, electrical, and thermal transport all improve with decreasing extrusion orifice diameter. Resistivity, thermoelectric power, and resonant-enhanced Raman scattering indicate that the neat fibers are strongly p doped; the lowest observed ρ is 0.25 mΩ cm at 300 K. High temperature annealing increases ρ by more than 1 order of magnitude and restores the Raman resonance associated with low-energy van Hove transitions, without affecting the nanotube alignment.

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