Thursday, April 28, 2011

US Patent 7932511 - Large area nanowire arrays

This patent is from Nanosys and includes some very broad claims covering aligned nanowires deposited over a wide area surface which may be applicable to future display and sensing electronics. Claim 1 reads:

1. An article, comprising a population of nanowires disposed over a surface of a substrate, wherein:

the population of nanowires is substantially oriented in a first direction; and the surface of the substrate has an area of greater than 10 cm2.