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Title: Method for alignment of microwires

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.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1340534
Assignee:
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) EFRC
Patent Number(s):
9,553,223
Application Number:
14/163,745
Contract Number:
SC0001293
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jan 24
Research Org:
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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