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Carbon Nanotube Energy? New Patent Filed by Seldon Technologies
ECat World ^ | Posted on February 28, 2014 | Frank Acland

Posted on 03/01/2014 12:36:58 AM PST by Kevmo

Carbon Nanotube Energy? New Patent Filed by Seldon Technologies

Posted on February 28, 2014 by admin • 30 Comments

Here’s something that just came to my attention, and I haven’t really had time to investigate it thoroughly, so I thought I’d put it up here for information and comment. It’s a patent filed by Seldon Technologies, a Vermont company which works mainly in the field of water purification, and use carbon nanotubes in their filtration systems to make a product they call Nanomesh.

Seldon seems to be branching out in their research and development endeavors, however, and have filed a patent which deals with energy production titled “Methods of generating energetic particles using nanotubes and articles thereof”. The patent was published on October 10 2013.

The abstract reads:

There is disclosed a method of generating energetic particles, which comprises contacting nanotubes with a source of hydrogen isotopes, such as D2O, and applying activation energy to the nanotubes. In one embodiment, the hydrogen isotopes comprises protium, deuterium, tritium, and combinations thereof. There is also disclosed a method of transmuting matter that is based on the increased likelihood of nuclei interaction for atoms confined in the limited dimensions of a nanotube structure, which generates energetic particles sufficient to transmute matter and exposing matter to be transmuted to these particles.

I can’t find any reference to any product under development out there, but the application mentions some experiments done with carbon nanotubes in which neutron production ‘above background levels’ was measured. For example, in one experiment, a carbon nanotube electrode was submerged in a bath of deuterium, and after a voltage was passed through it, neutron bursts were recorded.

Patent # US 20130266106 A1 https://www.google.com/patents/US20130266106?dq=ininventor:%22James+F.+Loan%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0bMOU4nIJMyGogT-1YLoAg&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: canr; cmns; coldfusion; lenr
https://www.google.com/patents/US20130266106?dq=ininventor:%22James+F.+Loan%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0bMOU4nIJMyGogT-1YLoAg&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA
1 posted on 03/01/2014 12:36:58 AM PST by Kevmo
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Patent link:
https://www.google.com/patents/US20130266106?dq=ininventor:%22James+F.+Loan%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0bMOU4nIJMyGogT-1YLoAg&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA

I checked on their website, and they do not have any mention of this patent on this publicly traded company. It would appear to be a stealth project.

http://seldontech.com/


2 posted on 03/01/2014 12:39:47 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: dangerdoc; citizen; Liberty1970; Red Badger; Wonder Warthog; PA Engineer; glock rocks; free_life; ..

The Cold Fusion/LENR Ping List

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/coldfusion/index?tab=articles


http://lenr-canr.org/

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http://tinyurl.com/pxtqx3y

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3 posted on 03/01/2014 12:40:41 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo

I can’t wait for them to start creating human livers out of nanotubes using 3D printing.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 1:52:29 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Kevmo
The big thing using carbon nanotubes is the development of high-density ultracapacitor batteries that could soon store as much energy on a per-pound basis as lithium-ion batteries but with a very small fraction of the charging time. Imagine charging an electric car battery pack in maybe two minutes at most!
5 posted on 03/01/2014 4:22:42 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Kevmo

Interesting. Nanotubes also look like they have a future in computing, supercapacitors, batteries, bioengineering, structural material.....

I suspect they will be determined to be a carcinogen and banned.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 4:23:57 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: Kevmo

Hari Seldon understands the future better than anyone.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 4:42:35 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: dangerdoc
"I suspect they will be determined to be a carcinogen and banned."

I suspect that it is only "loose" nanotubes that are carcinogenic. To be useful in ultracapacitors, they will undoubtedly be secured (actually grown) on sheet electrodes.

IIRC, even asbestos can still be used for some applications. Stringent safety measures during manufacture (or disposal) of anything that uses them, but once secured and rendered immobile in a matrix, are "OK".

8 posted on 03/01/2014 5:03:24 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (Newly fledged NRA Life Member (after many years as an "annual renewal" sort))
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To: RayChuang88
Imagine charging an electric car battery pack in maybe two minutes at most

Fast charging batteries would be great but now sure how practical it would be for large battery packs - how would the energy get to the battery?

9 posted on 03/01/2014 6:00:56 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Kevmo

transmuting matter? changing one substance into another??


10 posted on 03/01/2014 6:22:01 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: NativeSon

Lightning strike?


11 posted on 03/01/2014 6:57:22 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

Ha! I can see it now; teeny smart cars driving about with huge lightening rods on top.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 7:15:32 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: NativeSon

Draging a ground strap like bumper cars.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 7:26:01 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: sten
"...transmuting matter? changing one substance into another??"

Done every day in thousands of different places.

14 posted on 03/01/2014 7:29:13 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (Newly fledged NRA Life Member (after many years as an "annual renewal" sort))
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To: RayChuang88
The big thing using carbon nanotubes is the development of high-density ultracapacitor batteries that could soon store as much energy on a per-pound basis as lithium-ion batteries but with a very small fraction of the charging time. Imagine charging an electric car battery pack in maybe two minutes at most!

Now imagine getting into a collision which results in all that energy being released in a millisecond...

15 posted on 03/01/2014 8:12:01 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: sten

Yes. Transmutations have been a part of LENR investigation since 1989.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 9:47:42 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: dangerdoc

I suspect they will be determined to be a carcinogen and banned.
***That rings a bell. I think I remember hearing about CNTs causing cancer. The thing is, they’re so small that they disrupt cell membranes very easily.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 9:49:30 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: ClearCase_guy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seldon_Crisis

Wiki defines a “Seldon Crisis” as a [social <-> political] situation that, to be successfully surmounted, would eventually leave only one possible, inevitable, course of action.

Is not Peak Oil a Seldon Crisis which only leads to LENR?


18 posted on 03/01/2014 9:54:03 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Gadsden1st
Draging a ground strap like bumper cars.

Remember when 18 wheelers had a chain looped through a ring that grounded the truck?

19 posted on 03/01/2014 11:18:57 AM PST by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant)
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To: Kevmo

“on this publicly traded company”

What is the symbol? I don’t seem to be able to find it.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 11:38:45 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Oops, that was a mistake. I misread a line in another article about the company. It’s privately traded.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 11:58:36 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo
"The thing is, they’re so small that they disrupt cell membranes very easily."

It's not just the size, it's the shape as well. "Long and skinny". The carcinogenic types of asbestos (not all the different minerals that comprise the broad class "asbestos" are carcinogenic) have a similar shape.

22 posted on 03/01/2014 12:54:29 PM PST by Wonder Warthog (Newly fledged NRA Life Member (after many years as an "annual renewal" sort))
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