Available to License: Brookhaven’s Nanowire Technology

Dept. of Energy

Laboratory: Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

Technology: Nanowires

Opportunity: This novel BNL-patented technology is available to license by interested industry parties.

Details: The electrical, chemical, mechanical, and optical properties of nanostructures depend on their physical dimensions and chemical compositions. Current methods of forming nanowires rely on knowing the average values for these parameters. As a result, there is poor control over local properties of the nanowires, which may vary from spot to spot in an uncontrolled fashion. By using knowledge of the size-dependent phase diagram, the inventors have developed methods of controlling the properties of nanowires precisely over regions on the order of a nanometer. These nanowires can be used in robust and reliable optical and electronic devices.

Benefits: Control over the local diameter of nanowires allows for design of nanostructures with specific location-dependent electrical and optical characteristics.

Applications: Such designed nanostructures can be used in electronic and optical devices as well as in impedance-matching to delay lines.

Contact: For more information on this technology, contact Poornima Upadhya at

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