Fabricating Crystallinity Unique Carbon Nanowires (~5nm) with Ultrahigh Electrical Conductivity

Tech ID: 32499 / UC Case 2019-923-0

Brief Description

UCI engineers have designed a new protocol for the synthesis of technology materials that uses electrospinning to draw polymers into ~5nm carbon nanowires.

Suggested uses

·Creation of ~5nm carbon nanowires

·Scalable nanofabrication

Features/Benefits

·This new method can synthesize 5nm wires which can then be integrated onto desired substrates

·Scalability

·Not wavelength limited

Technology Description

The advancement of technology has been accompanied by a steady decrease in the size of materials used. Unfortunately, current methods are unable to produce materials such as carbon nanowires under 5nm including lithography. A new synthesis method developed by UCI engineers uses electric force to draw polymer solutions to ~5nm fiber diameters (electrospinning), allowing a new step in technology miniaturization.

State Of Development

Technique has been developed, wires created and tested for conductivity

Patent Status

Patent Pending

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Inventors

  • Madou, Marc J.

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