Tuesday, June 10, 2008

US Patent 7384815 - Attaching molecular wires to carbon nanotubes


This patent from Rice University is fairly basic to the use of carbon nanotubes as components of molecular electronics devices. Claim 1 reads:

1. A process comprising: (a) derivatizing a carbon nanotube with a diazonium specie; and (b) covalently attaching a molecular wire to the derivatized carbon nanotube.