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Nanoporous membranes comprising single walled, double walled, and multiwalled carbon nanotubes embedded in a matrix material were fabricated for fluid mechanics and mass transfer studies on the nanometer scale and commercial applications. Average pore size can be 2 nm to 20 nm, or seven nm or less, or two nanometers or less. The membrane can be free of large voids spanning the membrane such that transport of material such as gas or liquid occurs exclusively through the tubes. Fast fluid, vapor, and liquid transport are observed. Versatile micromachining methods can be used for membrane fabrication. A single chip can comprise multiple membranes. These membranes are a robust platform for the study of confined molecular transport, with applications in liquid and gas separations and chemical sensing including desalination, dialysis, and fabric formation.

Title
Membranes for nanometer-scale mass fast transport
Application Number
12/64604
Publication Number
8038887 (B2)
Application Date
August 23, 2006
Publication Date
October 18, 2011
Inventor
Hyung Gyu Park
Oakland
CA, US
Aleksandr Noy
Belmont
CA, US
Jason Holt
Berkeley
CA, US
Olgica Bakajin
San Leandro
CA, US
Assignee
Lawrence Livermore National Security
CA, US
IPC
B01C 65/00
B01D 29/00
B01D 39/00
B01D 61/00
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