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Method for nano-pumping using carbon nanotubes

United States Patent

December 15, 2009
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The present invention relates generally to the field of nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes and, more specifically, to a method and system for nano-pumping media through carbon nanotubes. One preferred embodiment of the invention generally comprises: method for nano-pumping, comprising the following steps: providing one or more media; providing one or more carbon nanotubes, the one or more nanotubes having a first end and a second end, wherein said first end of one or more nanotubes is in contact with the media; and creating surface waves on the carbon nanotubes, wherein at least a portion of the media is pumped through the nanotube.
Insepov; Zeke (Darien, IL), Hassanein; Ahmed (Bolingbrook, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
11/ 566,362
December 4, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT This invention was made during work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38. Therefore, the United States Government has certain rights to this invention.