Thursday, December 14, 2006

US Patent 7147834 - Perovskite Nanotube

While carbon nanotubes are currently the dominant nanostructure of interest there is a persistant push to find alternative nanostructures. This patent from the State University of New York teaches the formation of nanotubes formed of perovskite (e.g. SrTiO3, BaTiO3) material. Claim 1 reads:

1. A monophasic perovskite nanotube having an outer diameter from about 1 nm to about 500 nm and a length from about 10 nm to about 10 microns.