PATENT | Method and a device for assembly of a nanomaterial structure

HiLASE Centre received a new patent for a method and a device for assembly of a nanomaterial structure. The patent number ID US 11801704 B2 was officially awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the 31st of October 2023. We congratulate Nathan Goodfriend and Alexander Bulgakov from the Scientific Laser Applications department on this success.

The present invention relates to a method and device capable to form a nanomaterial structure on a receiver by transfer of nanomaterial from a donor film. In some embodiment, the transfer can be provided by laser induced forward transfer, more preferably by blister based laser induced forward transfer. The method further comprises a simultaneous scanning of the donor film or the receiver so that, a computer driven means for moving the receiver and the donor film can form high precision nanomaterial structure. In a preferred embodiment, the simultaneous scanning can be provided by an imaging laser generating high harmonic waves which are detected by a detector. In yet another embodiment, the receiver and/or donor film can be further scanned by a broadband light source(s). In a preferred embodiment, imaging laser and/or light source(s) are emitting polarized light to determine orientation of the nanoparticle deposited on the receiver and forming the nanomaterial structure.