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Membranes with functionalized carbon nanotube pores for selective transport

United States Patent

January 27, 2015
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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), Holt; Jason K. (San Francisco, CA), Kim; Sangil (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 995,160
May 29, 2009
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.