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Carbon microtubes

United States Patent

7,959,889
June 14, 2011
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A carbon microtube comprising a hollow, substantially tubular structure having a porous wall, wherein the microtube has a diameter of from about 10 .mu.m to about 150 .mu.m, and a density of less than 20 mg/cm.sup.3. Also described is a carbon microtube, having a diameter of at least 10 .mu.m and comprising a hollow, substantially tubular structure having a porous wall, wherein the porous wall comprises a plurality of voids, said voids substantially parallel to the length of the microtube, and defined by an inner surface, an outer surface, and a shared surface separating two adjacent voids.
Peng; Huisheng (Shanghai, CN), Zhu; Yuntian Theodore (Cary, NC), Peterson; Dean E. (Los Alamos, NM), Jia; Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 221,886
20100035019
August 6, 2008
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.