Monday, July 25, 2011

US Patent 7983020 - CNT coated capacitor electrodes

This patent from Intel teaches how carbon nanotubes can be used to improve the decoupling capacitance used in delivering power to CPUs. Claim 1 reads:

1. A device comprising:

a capacitor comprising a first and second electrode and a capacitor dielectric between the first and second electrodes;

wherein at least one of the first and second electrodes comprise a plurality of carbon nanotubes coupled thereto; and

wherein the plurality of the carbon nanotubes are in direct physical contact with the capacitor dielectric.