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Method for alignment of microwires

United States Patent

January 24, 2017
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A method of aligning microwires includes modifying the microwires so they are more responsive to a magnetic field. The method also includes using a magnetic field so as to magnetically align the microwires. The method can further include capturing the microwires in a solid support structure that retains the longitudinal alignment of the microwires when the magnetic field is not applied to the microwires.
Beardslee; Joseph A. (Los Angeles, CA), Lewis; Nathan S. (La Canada Flintridge, CA), Sadtler; Bryce (Los Angeles, CA)
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
14/ 163,745
January 24, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under DE-SC0001293/T-105920 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.