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Method of producing microchannel and nanochannel articles

United States Patent

May 4, 2010
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A method of making an article having channels therethrough includes the steps of: providing a ductile structure defining at least one macro-channel, the macro-channel containing a salt; drawing the ductile structure in the axial direction of the at least one macro-channel to reduce diameter of the macro-channel; and contacting the salt with a solvent to dissolve the salt to produce an article having at least one microchannel.
D'Urso; Brian R. (Clinton, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 687,201
March 16, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.