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VERTICALLY-ALIGNED NANOPILLAR ARRAY ON FLEXIBLE, BIAXIALLY-TEXTURED SUBSTRATES FOR NANOELECTRONICS AND ENERGY CONVERSION APPLICATIONS

United States Patent Application

20110034339
A1
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An article having a biaxially textured substrate surface and a plurality of vertically-aligned, epitaxial nanopillars supported on the surface substrate is disclosed. The article can include a matrix phase deposited on the biaxially textured surface and between the plurality of vertically-aligned, epitaxial nanopillars. The nanopillars can include a coating. The matrix phase and the vertically-aligned, epitaxial nanopillars can form an electronically active layer selected from the group consisting of a superconducting material, a ferroelectric material, a multiferroic material, a magnetic material, a photovoltaic material, a electrical storage material, and a semiconductor material. A method of making the article is also disclosed.
GOYAL, AMIT (Knoxville, TN)
12/ 849,970
August 4, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.