Tuesday, April 05, 2011

US Patent 7918935 - Transistion metal oxide nanowires


Yet another basic patent from Charles Lieber's group at Harvard. This one has priority going back to 2001 and includes some basic claims to fabrication of metal oxide nanowires which may be useful to future high density, high speed non-volatile memory. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method of preparing transition-metal-oxide nanowires comprising:

a) injecting a decomposition agent into a solution comprising a solvent, a coordinating ligand, and a precursor metallic salt; and

b) heating said solution.