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Title: Magnetic nanotube composite membranes

The invention provides a membrane comprising tubes extending through a polymer, wherein substantially all of the tubes are parallel with each other. Also provided is a method for producing a membrane, the method comprising: placing tubes on a substrate, subjecting the tubes to a magnetic field for a time and at a magnetic field strength to cause the tubes to align parallel with each other while simultaneously causing depending ends of the tubes to embed within the substrate; applying polymer to the tubes and substrate in an amount to affix the tubes relative to each other and relative to the substrate, and applying an etchant that cleaves a specific type of the bonds within the polymer to unblock the upstream ends of the nanotubes.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1467417
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, IL) ANL
Patent Number(s):
10,022,676
Application Number:
15/000,801
Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jan 19
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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