Granted patents relating to the innovation
Related insights from Smoltek
Smoltek holds unique world patents for technologies that make material engineering on an atomic level possible. Smoltek has solutions that allow continued miniaturization and increased performance of semiconductors, contribute to carbon-free steel production and renewable energy storage, and enable mind control of robotic prostheses. This is a story of how Smoltek came to be.
Carbon nanofibers is a supermaterial. It is stronger, more elastic, and lighter than steel. It conducts heat and electricity better than metals. And it can be used to thousandfold the surface of materials. Let’s take a closer look at these tiny fellows. What is a carbon nanofiber (CNF)? A carbon nanofiber (CNF) is a carbon-made material so thin that...
The present invention relates to a heat dissipator that includes a conductive substrate and a plurality of nanostructures supported by the conductive substrate. The nanostructures are at least partly embedded in an insulator. Each of the nanostructures includes a plurality of intermediate layers on the conductive substrate. At least two of the plurality of intermediate layers are interdiffused, and material of the at least two of the plurality of intermediate layers that are interdiffused is present in the nanostructure.
This is the third and last article in a series of three in which Smoltek founder and strategic advisor Shafiq Kabir share his personal thoughts on nanotechnology opportunities. In the previous two articles, he has addressed both the hype and the reality of carbon nanotechnology. In this last article, he looks into the future. He discusses how carbon nanotechnology will unleash the power of the internet of everything.
A method for making one or more nanostructures is disclosed, the method comprising: depositing a conducting layer on an upper surface of a substrate; depositing a patterned layer of catalyst on the conducting layer; growing the one or more nanostructures on the layer of catalyst; and selectively removing the conducting layer between and around the one or more nanostructures. A device is also disclosed, comprising a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises one or more exposed metal islands separated by one or more insulating areas; a conducting helplayer disposed on the substrate covering at least some of the one or more exposed metal islands or insulating areas; a catalyst layer disposed on the conducting helplayer; and one or more nanostructures disposed on the catalyst layer.
A method for manufacturing a plurality of nanostructures on a substrate. The method comprises the steps of: depositing a bottom layer on an upper surface of the substrate, the bottom layer comprising grains having a first average grain size; depositing a catalyst layer on an upper surface of the bottom layer, the catalyst layer comprising grains having a second average grain size different from the first average grain size, thereby forming a stack of layers comprising the bottom layer and the catalyst layer; heating the stack of layers to a temperature where nanostructures can form; and providing a gas comprising a reactant such that the reactant comes into contact with the catalyst layer.