Tuesday, April 08, 2008

US Patent 7354871 - Nanodot formed in nanowire


This patent from Samsung teaches a solid-liquid-solid (SLS) fabrication method for growing silicon nanowires diffused from a substrate and coupled to gold nanoparticles. Claim 1 reads:

1. A nanowire, comprising: a plurality of metal nanodots uniformly disposed therein; and a core portion, wherein each of the plurality of metal nanodots is coupled to the core portion.