Wednesday, February 27, 2008

US Patent 7335395 - Selective etching of CNT fabric

Nantero continues to lead the pack in patents related to carbon nanotube electronics. This patent includes some basic claims to patterning nanotube fabric on a substrate. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method of making an article, comprising: providing a substrate; applying preformed nanotubes to a surface of the substrate to create a non-woven fabric of carbon nanotubes; selectively removing portions of the non-woven fabric by etching the fabric according to a defined pattern to create the article.