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Method for morphological control and encapsulation of materials for electronics and energy applications

United States Patent

8,461,600
June 11, 2013
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An electronic device comprises a drawn glass tube having opposing ends, a semiconductive material disposed inside of the drawn glass tube, and a first electrode and a second electrode disposed at the opposing ends of the drawn glass tube. A method of making an electrical device comprises disposing a semiconductive material inside of a glass tube, and drawing the glass tube with the semiconductive material disposed therein to form a drawn glass tube. The method of making an electrical device also comprises disposing a first electrode and a second electrode on the opposing ends of the drawn glass tube to form an electric device.
Ivanov; Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Simpson; John T. (Clinton, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 558,129
20110062410
September 11, 2009
This invention was made with government support awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.