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Title: Gold nanostructures and methods of use

The invention is drawn to novel nanostructures comprising hollow nanospheres and nanotubes for use as chemical sensors, conduits for fluids, and electronic conductors. The nanostructures can be used in microfluidic devices, for transporting fluids between devices and structures in analytical devices, for conducting electrical currents between devices and structure in analytical devices, and for conducting electrical currents between biological molecules and electronic devices, such as bio-microchips.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1240629
Assignee:
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, CA) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
9,276,063
Application Number:
13/284,880
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Oct 29
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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