Wednesday, October 26, 2011

US Patent 8044388 - Nanotube-semiconductor contact

This latest patent from Nantero has priority going back to 2001 and includes basic claims for interfacing carbon nanotubes with semiconductor material. Claim 1 reads:

1. A conductive article comprising:

a semiconductor material substrate;

a patterned conductive trace disposed on the semiconductor material substrate wherein the trace includes:

a non-woven nanotube fabric layer comprising a plurality of unaligned nanotubes providing a plurality of conductive pathways along the extent of the trace, and a metal layer adjacent to the non-woven nanotube fabric layer.