Sunday, July 04, 2010

US Patent 7745330 - Attaching CNTs to a substrate

This patent from U.S. Naval Research teaches ways to modify carbon nanotubes in order to integrate them with silicon substrates and perform electrical experiments. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method of connecting a carbon nanotube to a substrate, comprising:

exposing the carbon nanotube to a vapor from a substance of fluoride salt deposited on the substrate.