Tuesday, January 17, 2012

US Patent 8093786 - Branched nanoscale piezoelectric structures


This patent from the Stevens Institute of Technology teaches a method to form piezoelectric nanofibers via electrospinning which may help enable the creation of nanoscale sensors and actuators. Claim 1 reads:

1. An article, comprising a nanoscale piezoelectric structure including a branched structure having a stem with a plurality of branches extending therefrom wherein said stem and at least one of said plurality of branches includes a piezoelectric material.