Thursday, March 31, 2011

US Patent 7915637 - Nanotube mem-resistor

This latest patent from Nantero includes some basic claims toward a 2-terminal memory resistor formed from composite nanoparticle and carbon nanotube materials. Claim 1 reads:

1. A two-terminal switching device comprising:

a first electrode;

a second electrode; and

a switching composite article disposed between and in constant electrical communication with each of said first electrode and said second electrode of said two terminal switching device, wherein said composite article comprises a first volume of nanotubes and a second volume of nanoscopic particles in a predefined ratio relative to said first volume of nanotubes.