Seashell Technology awarded IP for large-scale economic production of silver nanowires
La Jolla, CA (18 April 2011) Seashell Technology, a La Jolla, California
based nanotechnology development company, announces the issuance of US patent No. 7,922,787,
covering commercially relevant methods to manufacture silver nanowires.
Dr. David Schultz, Vice President of Seashell Technology, said, "Silver nanowires
are gaining traction as a novel material for use in electrically or thermally
conductive applications. There are very few practical methods to synthesize silver
nanowires and Seashell’s patent covers methods that have been successfully and
reproducibly scaled to multi-kilogram quantities and are cost effective.” He added,
"Seashell personnel have been producing high purity silver nanowires of defined
dimension for several years. Both academic and industrial entities have used
these silver nanowires as high performance electrically conductive materials.”
These silver nanowires can be used in novel electrical devices which have recently
become available on the commercial market.
Seashell Technology, a nanomaterial and nanocomposite material supplier, has
developed novel silver nanowire materials that are available for purchase. This
material is supplied as a liquid suspension containing silver nanowires of defined
dimension and concentration. These silver nanowire materials can be deposited on or
embedded in a variety of substrates used in electronics such as polyethylene
terephthalate, glass, polycarbonate, and epoxy to create displays, conductive
adhesives, organic LEDs (OLED) devices, photovoltaic cells, conductive inks and
others. Seashell is currently selling kilogram quantities of electrically and
thermally conductive silver nanowires.