Thursday, June 17, 2010

US Patent 7736724 - Fabrication of nanobaskets

This patent from the University of Tulsa teaches a method of forming a new type of nanostructure having potential uses in photovoltaics and electrode structures for batteries. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method of producing a nanobasket, said method comprising:

providing a substrate having at least one pore having a diameter of from about 1 nm to about 10 micrometers; and

depositing at least one material along a continuous edge of said pore to form a capped or partially capped nanotube or microtube structure over said pore.