Jung Awarded Patent for Preparing Silicon Nanowire
MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung was awarded a patent for "Methods of preparing high density aligned silicon nanowire".
Abstract Source: USPTO
A simple, economical method of producing nanowire arrays is described. The method produces high density arrays having nanowires with diameters below 10 nm and does not require templating, catalysts, or surface pre/post-treatment. The disclosed methods and systems can be used, for example, for optoelectronic devices and photovoltaic cells, Li-ion batteries, chemical/bio sensors and transistors.