Wednesday, April 13, 2011

US Patent 7923109 - Inorganic nanowire with organic scaffold

This patent is based on a collaboration between the University of Texas and M.I.T. and includes some basic claims toward integrating organic matter with semiconductor nanowires. Claim 1 reads:

1. An inorganic nanowire comprising fused inorganic nanoparticles in contact with a biological scaffold, wherein the biological scaffold is a virus, a virion, or a virial subunit including capsids, or combinations thereof.

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