Thursday, July 15, 2010

US Patent 7754524 - Oriented nanowire thin film electronics

This is the latest patent from Nanosys covering electronics and optical devices formed from nanowire thin films. Claim 1 reads:

1. An article, comprising:

a substrate having a first surface;

a polymeric adherent material disposed on the first surface; and

a plurality of nanostructures each comprising a major axis, disposed on the first surface, and adhered to the adherent material, the plurality of nanostructures being substantially oriented so that their individual lengths are disposed substantially parallel to the first surface of the substrate along a common axis of the substrate.