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MEMBRANES WITH FUNCTIONALIZED CARBON NANOTUBE PORES FOR SELECTIVE TRANSPORT

United States Patent Application

20110253630
A1
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Provided herein composition and methods for nanoporous membranes comprising single walled, double walled, or multi-walled carbon nanotubes embedded in a matrix material. Average pore size of the carbon nanotube can be 6 nm or less. These membranes are a robust platform for the study of confined molecular transport, with applications in liquid and gas separations and chemical sensing including desalination, dialysis, and fabric formation.
Bakajin, Olgica (San Leandro, CA), Noy, Aleksandr (Belmont, CA), Fornasiero, Francesco (Oakland, CA), Park, Hyung Gyu (Zurich, CH), Kim, Sangil (Livermore, CA)
The Regents of the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
12/ 955,843
November 29, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.