14488452 "Ultrahigh Strength Nanomaterials And Methods Of
patent details a general method of manufacturing high strength
ultrafine-grained nanostructured carbon and carbide materials.
Coatings, films, nanopaper, nanopaper laminates, fibers, and extended
objects can be manufactured by applying the disclosed methods. The
nanomaterials are useful for additive manufacturing of rapid
prototyped objects. A variety of nanoparticle starting materials are
divulged including but not limited to double walled carbon nanotubes,
fluorinated graphene nanosheets, silicon nanowires, and boron
nanoplatelets. The nanomaterials and ultra high strength articles
manufactured from them will have applications including laparoscopic
instruments, structural composites, heat sinks, heat spreaders,
electromagnetic interference shielding, ballistic protection,
aerospace components and also; gas turbines, wind power turbines,
rotor shafts, ultra lightweight high capacity electrical cables and
high current electrodes.
is a company working on dense plasma focus (DPF) nuclear fusion. Dr.
Eric Lerner the founder and President of LPPFusion helped plan and
conduct experiments that showed DPF fusion reactors can attain world
record breaking temperatures exceeding 1.2 billion degrees.
suggested to LPPFusion joint development of a coating of CNT to
protect the future beryllium electrodes in the Focus Fusion
generator. While more research is needed, the extraordinary qualities
of CNTs may help to reduce two sources of erosion- chemical and
physical sputtering. In this process, high energy ions from the
plasma hit against atoms in the electrode, knocking them out of the
material one by one. Beryllium is eroded by sputtering, and CNTs may
be still better at preventing sputtering. Due to their structure,
with sheets of atoms surrounding tiny voids, CNTs can allow high
energy ions to slow down gradually, dissipating their energy without
knocking off so many atoms.