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Title: Ultrabreathable and protective membranes with sub-5 nm carbon nanotube pores

Here, small-diameter carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are shown to enable exceptionally fast transport of water vapor under a concentration gradient driving force. Thanks to this property, membranes having sub-5 nm CNTs as conductive pores feature outstanding breathability while maintaining a high degree of protection from biothreats by size exclusion.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Natick MA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1313558
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL--682263
Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28; Journal Issue: 28; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY carbon nanotubes; membrane fabrics; fluid transport; breathability; protection