Tuesday, October 25, 2011

US Patent 8043409 - Production of indium-based nanowires


This patent teaches a method which may simplify the mass production of transparent, conductive nanomaterials based on indium nanowires. Claim 1 reads:

1. A production method of an indium-based nanowire product comprising indium-based nanowires, wherein the method comprises the step of:

disproportionation-reacting particles including indium subhalide as main components in a nonaqueous solvent, to obtain nanowires including metal indium as main components.