New Patent for Nanoscale Templating

| July 29, 2014

Highly organized single-walled carbon nanotube networks and method of making using template guided fluidic assembly

Ahmed Busnaina, Moneesh Upmanyu, and Sivasubramanian Somu were awarded a patent for Highly organized single-walled carbon nanotube networks and method of making using template guided fluidic assembly. The patent is for a process for making templates for for assembly of nano elements, such as single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT). These templates are fabricated by plasma modification of surface hydrophilicity and also employ a network of hydrophobic trenches having a hydrophilic bottom surface.

The products of this process: Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) can be assembled into stable films, ribbons, and wires of nanoscale thickness and nanoscale or microscale width and length. The assemblies prepared according to the invention are highly conductive and can be used in the fabrication of a wide variety of microscale and nanoscale electronic devices.

For the full patent description, please click here: Nanoscale Templating