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Apparatus for producing carbon-coated nanoparticles and carbon nanospheres

United States Patent

October 20, 2015
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An apparatus for producing carbon-coated nano- or micron-scale particles comprising a container for entraining particles in an aerosol gas, providing an inlet for carbon-containing gas, providing an inlet for plasma gas, a proximate torch for mixing the aerosol gas, the carbon-containing gas, and the plasma gas, bombarding the mixed gases with microwaves, and providing a collection device for gathering the resulting carbon-coated nano- or micron-scale particles. Also disclosed is a method and apparatus for making hollow carbon nano- or micro-scale spheres.
Perry; W. Lee (Jemez Springs, NM), Weigle; John C. (Santa Fe, NM), Phillips; Jonathan (Rio Rancho, NM)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
12/ 326,252
December 2, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory.