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Intertwined, free-standing carbon nanotube mesh for use as separation, concentration, and/or filtration medium

United States Patent Application

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A carbon nanotube mesh for separating, concentrating, and/or filtering molecules, and a method for fabricating the same. The carbon nanotube mesh includes a plurality of intertwined free-standing carbon nanotubes which are fixedly attached to a substrate. In one embodiment, the microdevice is fabricated by growing the intertwined free-standing carbon nanotubes to extend by free growth from the surface of the substrate into free space.
Bakajin, Olgica (San Leandro, CA), Noy, Aleksandr (Belmont, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
10/ 613,962
July 3, 2003
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.