Thursday, February 22, 2007

US Patent 7179533 - Quartz clad nanotube bundles

This patent covers a nanotube bundle capable of being used in acidic or toxic environments. Claim 1 reads:

1. An assembly comprising carbon nanotube bundles sealed in an axially extended quartz protective sheath, which sheath is chemically stable and prevents reaction of the bundles with acid or other toxic substances.