Tuesday, August 19, 2008

US Patent 7413598 - Mold containing boron nitride nanotubes


This patent from Hon Hai Precision teaches a mold used for glass manufacture which incorporates boron nitride nanotubes for improved chemical stability and thermal shock resistance. Claim 1 reads:

1. A mold comprising:

a mold matrix; and

a plurality of boron nitride nanotubes and an amount of noble metal powder sintered together with and uniformly distributed in the mold matrix, each boron nitride nanotube capsuling a plurality of fullerenes therein.