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Apparatus for the production of boron nitride nanotubes

United States Patent

June 17, 2014
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An apparatus for the large scale production of boron nitride nanotubes comprising; a pressure chamber containing; a continuously fed boron containing target; a source of thermal energy preferably a focused laser beam; a cooled condenser; a source of pressurized nitrogen gas; and a mechanism for extracting boron nitride nanotubes that are condensed on or in the area of the cooled condenser from the pressure chamber.
Smith; Michael W. (Newport News, VA), Jordan; Kevin (Newport News, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA), The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA (Washington, DC)
12/ 322,591
February 4, 2009
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract DE-AC05-060R23177 from the United States Department of Energy.