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Nanostructured material transport devices and their fabrication by application of molecular coatings to nanoscale channels

United States Patent Application

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Nanostructured material transport devices and their method of fabrication, which involves applying molecular coatings to nano-openings in the devices to reduce the lateral dimensions and modify liquid solid interface characteristics of the nano-openings. Material transport devices having nano-openings with lateral dimensions confined to approximately 1 nm are obtainable.
Ramsey, J. Michael (Knoxville, TN), Haynes, Tony E. (Knoxville, TN), Feldman, Leonard C. (Nashville, TN), Zehner, David M. (Lenoir City, TN)
10/ 629,970
July 30, 2003
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the United States Department of Energy to UT-Battelle, LLC. The Government has certain rights in this invention.