Wednesday, November 16, 2011

US Patent 8058640 - Branched nanowires

This is the latest patent from Charles Lieber's group at Harvard teaching a new form of branched nanowire useful to improve light emission devices. Claim 1 reads:

1. An article, comprising:

a branched nanoscale wire comprising a vertex comprising at least a first segment having a first composition;

a second segment having a second composition different from the first composition; and

a third segment, wherein the vertex defines a T junction of the first, second, and third segments.