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Individually electrically addressable vertically aligned carbon nanofibers on insulating substrates

United States Patent

6,982,519
January 3, 2006
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Carbon NanoFiber Systems for Tissue Interfacing
Systems and methods are described for individually electrically addressable carbon nanofibers on insulating substrates. An apparatus includes an electrically conductive interconnect formed on at least a part of an insulating surface on a substrate; and at least one vertically aligned carbon nanofiber coupled to the electrically conductive interconnect. A kit includes a substrate having an insulating surface; an electrically conductive interconnect formed on at least a part of the insulating surface; and at least one vertically aligned carbon nanofiber coupled to the electrically conductive interconnect.
Guillorn; Michael A. (Knoxville, TN), McKnight; Timothy Eric (Greenback, TN), Merkulov; Vladimir I. (Knoxville, TN), Melechko; Anatoli Vasilievich (Knoxville, TN), Simpson; Michael Leon (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 964,270
September 26, 2001
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with United States Government support under contract to UT-Battelle, LLC. The Government has certain rights in this invention.