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Title: Preparation of aligned nanotube membranes for water and gas separation applications

Fabrication methods for selective membranes that include aligned nanotubes can advantageously include a mechanical polishing step. The nanotubes have their ends closed off during the step of infiltrating a polymer precursor around the nanotubes. This prevents polymer precursor from flowing into the nanotubes. The polishing step is performed after the polymer matrix is formed, and can open up the ends of the nanotubes.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1234695
Report Number(s):
9,227,360
13/654,057
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000025
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Oct 17
Research Org:
Porifera, Inc., Hayward, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY