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Method to fabricate functionalized conical nanopores

United States Patent

July 12, 2016
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A pressure-based chemical etch method is used to shape polymer nanopores into cones. By varying the pressure, the pore tip diameter can be controlled, while the pore base diameter is largely unaffected. The method provides an easy, low-cost approach for conically etching high density nanopores.
Small; Leo J. (Albuquerque, NM), Spoerke; Erik David (Albuquerque, NM), Wheeler; David R. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 543,298
November 17, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U. S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.