Patent Number: 56094
Title: Piezoelectric composite nanofibers, nanotubes, nanojunctions and nanotrees
Inventors: Shi; Yong ; et al.
Abstract: Piezoelectric nanostructures, including nanofibers, nanotubes, nanojunctions and nanotrees, may be made of piezoelectric materials alone, or as composites of piezoelectric materials and electrically-conductive materials. Homogeneous or composite nanofibers and nanotubes may be fabricated by electrospinning. Homogeneous or composite nanotubes, nanojunctions and nanotrees may be fabricated by template-assisted processes in which colloidal suspensions and/or modified sol-gels of the desired materials are deposited sequentially into the pores of a template. The electrospinning or template-assisted fabrication methods may employ a modified sol-gel process for obtaining a perovskite phase in the piezoelectric material at a low annealing temperature.
Filing Date: 2010-03-05
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