Nanostructure-based electron beam writer

The inno­va­tion is an elec­tron beam writer that enables the cre­ation of car­bon nanos­truc­tures with great pre­ci­sion and desired prop­er­ties. For exam­ple, it is pos­si­ble to cre­ate a sin­gle car­bon nanofiber (CNF) of a spe­cif­ic length, diam­e­ter and slope at a spe­cif­ic location.

Granted patents relating to the innovation

Patent OfficePatent
Chi­naCN101313092
EuropeEP1945840
JapanJP5519936
South KoreaKR101365341
South KoreaKR101386268
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The invention: An interposer device comprising an interposer substrate; a plurality of conducting vias extending through the interposer substrate; a conductor pattern on the interposer substrate, and a nanostructure energy storage device. The nanostructure energy storage device comprises at least a first plurality of conductive nanostructures formed on the interposer substrate; a conduction controlling material embedding each nanostructure in the first plurality of conductive nanostructures; a first electrode connected to each nanostructure in the first plurality of nanostructures; and a second electrode separated from each nanostructure in the first plurality of nanostructures by the conduction controlling material, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are configured to allow electrical connection of the nanostructure energy storage device to the integrated circuit.

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