Tuesday, June 26, 2012

US Patent 8206824 - Particle-rod nanostructures


This patent from Wayne State University teaches interconnecting organic rod shaped nanostructures with inorganic particle shaped nanostructures for electronic, optical, and bio-sensing applications. Claim 1 reads:

1. A particle-rod nanostructure comprising: an inorganic nanoparticle coated with a capping agent; and one or more organic crystalline rods nucleated on the capped inorganic nanoparticle in a one-dimensional growth pattern.