A Process for a Mono-Domain Hexagonal Array of Standing Nanopillars with Large Diameter and Interpillar Distance

Market Overview:

The use of nanopillars for use in energy storage in applications such as solar panels and battery technologies is a current industry interest.  This technology features a process for fabricating arrays of standing metallic nanopillars on a glass or silicon substrate with a large pillar diameter (>250 nm) and a large interpillar distance (> 1micron).  The nanomaterial may include material such as aluminum, gold, silver, copper, titanium, or tantalum which can be deposited through a conventional electrodeposition process. 

Applications:                                                                                                                                     

· Supercapacitors and supercharge batteries for portable electronics and mobile devices

· Structured electrodes in sensors

· Biomedical, automotive, and everyday consumer battery and energy applications

Benefits:

· Pillars grown directly on substrate

· Large interpillar distance (>1um) achievable in simple electrochemical process

· Compatible with universal microfabrication processing techniques

 

Inventors:                        Guigen Zhang

Protection Status:           Patent application filed

Licensing Status:            Available for licensing

Additional Terms:          Fabrication, Process, Nanotechnology, Nano Pillars, Glass, Silicon, Portable Power

CURF Ref No:                09-019

 

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Patent Information:
Category(s):
Advanced Materials
For Information, Contact:
Chris Gesswein
Director of Licensing
Clemson University Research Foundation
agesswe@clemson.edu
Inventors:
Guigen Zhang
Keywords:
Analytical/Diagnostics/Instru./Sensors-Medical/Biological
Medical Device
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