Thursday, April 24, 2008

US Patent 7361916 - Nanoresonator ion transducer

This patent suggests the use of nanostructure arrays to convert ion or electron radiation into electromagnetic energy and includes some broad patent claims covering this concept. Claim 1 reads:

1. A coupled nano-resonating structure comprising: a plurality of a nano-resonating substructures constructed and adapted to couple energy from a beam of charged particles into said nano-resonating structure and to transmit the coupled energy outside said nano-resonating structure.