Wednesday, May 05, 2010

US Patent 7709054 - Spin coating fabrication of particle-rod nanostructures

This patent from Wayne State University teaches a way to connect nanoparticles and nanorods in a predefined manner using spin coating. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method of forming a particle-rod nanostructure, the method comprising:

preparing a mixture comprising an inorganic nanoparticle and an organic molecule in a solvent; and

spin-coating the mixture to nucleate the crystal growth of the organic molecule on the inorganic nanoparticle that is deposited on a substrate, yielding the particle-rod nanostructure.