Monday, July 09, 2012

US Patent 8212236 - II-VI core-shell doped nanowires

This patent from Eastman Kodak includes basic claims for doped core-shell nanowires formed from II-VI semiconductor materials used in applications including LEDs and lasers. Claim 1 reads:

1. A plurality of core-shell semiconductor nanowires each being fixed to a support includes II-VI materials for both the cores and the shells;

further including dopants in the core or shell or both of the nanowires which modify the conductivity of the nanowires; and

wherein the dopants are n-type and are selected from Al, In, Ga, Cl, Br or I.