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Nano-material and method of fabrication

United States Patent

February 3, 2015
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A fluffy nano-material and method of manufacture are described. At 2000.times. magnification the fluffy nanomaterial has the appearance of raw, uncarded wool, with individual fiber lengths ranging from approximately four microns to twenty microns. Powder-based nanocatalysts are dispersed in the fluffy nanomaterial. The production of fluffy nanomaterial typically involves flowing about 125 cc/min of organic vapor at a pressure of about 400 torr over powder-based nano-catalysts for a period of time that may range from approximately thirty minutes to twenty-four hours.
Menchhofer; Paul A. (Clinton, TN), Seals; Roland D. (Oak Ridge, TN), Howe; Jane Y. (Oak Ridge, TN), Wang; Wei (Oak Ridge, TN)
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Reston, VA)
12/ 704,583
February 12, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The U.S. Government has rights to this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-00OR22800 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services, Y-12, LLC. This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.