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Biomimetic membranes and methods of making biomimetic membranes

United States Patent

9,486,742
November 8, 2016
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The present disclosure is directed to biomimetic membranes and methods of manufacturing such membranes that include structural features that mimic the structures of cellular membrane channels and produce membrane designs capable of high selectivity and high permeability or adsorptivity. The membrane structure, material and chemistry can be selected to perform liquid separations, gas separation and capture, ion transport and adsorption for a variety of applications.
Rempe; Susan (Albuquerque, NM), Brinker; C. Jeffrey (Albuquerque, NM), Rogers; David Michael (Albuquerque, NM), Jiang; Ying-Bing (Albuquerque, NM), Yang; Shaorong (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 253,964
October 6, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between the United States Department of Energy and Sandia Corporation, for the operation of the Sandia National Laboratories.