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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
427435000 Metal base 20
427431000 Molten metal or fused salt bath 11
427443100 Chemical compound reducing agent utilized (i.e., electroless deposition) 10
427439000 Cellulosic base 7
427434200 Running lengths 4
20110223342METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COATING SUBSTRATES - Methods and apparatus for coating substrates. A die can be employed for extrusion coating an elongated substrate, where the die defines a coating cavity therein. The die can comprise a die block having a coating supply channel for supplying a coating material to the coating cavity. The die can further comprise a guide plug and a die plate removably coupled to the die block. The guide plug can comprise a substrate inlet having a non-circular lateral cross-section, and the die plate can comprise a substrate outlet also having a non-circular lateral cross-section. A coating system comprising such a die can operate to coat a substrate where the substrate can be pushed at least partially through the die and contacts the coating material therein.09-15-2011
20130156965COATING APPARATUS AND COATING FILM MANUFACTURING METHOD - A coating apparatus includes a die coater that supplies a coating liquid to a web. The die coater includes a die main body, a manifold, a slot, a lip face, a mount, a decompression chamber, and a container. The container includes a guide plate guiding the coating liquid or a solvent ejected from the slot of the die coater without bringing the coating liquid or solvent into contact with the mount and the decompression chamber in a non-steady state, in which the coating liquid is not supplied from the die coater to the web. The container collects the coating liquid or the solvent guided by the guide plate. The coating apparatus also includes a liquid discharge tube that is connected to the container and discharges the coating liquid or solvent to an outside of the decompression chamber.06-20-2013
20120328792METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVELY EXTRUDING AND APPLYING A LAYER OF MORTAR UPON A SELECTED SURFACE - A method for extruding and depositing a slurry or mortar onto a selected work surface uses a mortar gun assembly with a chamber for receiving mortar from a remote supply hopper and an extruder configured to selectively apply a bead or ribbon of mortar of selected thickness onto the work surface. The mortar gun assembly provides mortar from the hopper under pressure and the user selectively applies mortar by controlling a rotating port valve between the hopper and the mortar gun chamber. The rotating port valve provides a “rest state” in which the mortar is not sent to the mortar gun, but is instead re-circulated by the pump back to the hopper so un-dispensed mortar is kept moving and cannot dry or set.12-27-2012
20100203252METHOD FOR TREATING WEB, TREATMENT TANK, CONTINUOUS ELECTROPLATING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLATING FILM-COATED PLASTIC FILM - A treatment tank is used which has a non-contact type liquid sealing unit capable of controlling liquid leakage in non-contact with a web.08-12-2010
427443200 Inorganic base 4
20080292805METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STAMPER, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING NANOHOLE STRUCTURE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIUM - According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method for manufacturing a stamper for duplicating a pit pattern on a substrate includes forming on another substrate, a layer of a material insoluble to a liquid of a suspension of particles in a pattern having a plurality of land portions and a plurality of groove portions between the land portions, and dipping the another substrate having the layer of the material having the pattern in the liquid of the suspension of the particles so that the particles are adhered to the groove portions. The-method further includes forming a mold having a plurality of pits corresponding to the particles by transferring the shapes of the particles on the another substrate to the mold, and forming a stamper having a plurality of protrusions corresponding to the pits by transferring the shapes of the pits of the molds to the stamper.11-27-2008
20110086176CARBON NANOTUBE HAVING IMPROVED CONDUCTIVITY, PROCESS OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND ELECTRODE COMPRISING THE CARBON NANOTUBE - Provided are a method of doping carbon nanotubes, p-doped carbon nanotubes prepared using the method, and an electrode, a display device or a solar cell including the carbon nanotubes. Particularly, a method of doping carbon nanotubes having improved conductivity by reforming the carbon nanotubes using an oxidizer, doped carbon nanotubes prepared using the method, and an electrode, a display device or a solar cell including the carbon nanotubes are provided04-14-2011
20120321810METHOD FOR DEPOSITING A LAYER OF ORGANIZED PARTICLES ON A SUBSTRATE - A method for depositing a layer of organized particles on a substrate. This method includes the steps of: controlled stirring of a bath including at least the particles and a mixture of solvents formed of at least 50% by volume of ethanol; dipping of the substrate into the stirred bath; and removal of said substrate from the stirred bath.12-20-2012
20080213495Mother glass composition for gradient-index lens, gradient-index lens, manufacturing method thereof, optical product, and optical device - The present invention provides a mother glass composition for gradient-index lens, from which a lead-free Li-based gradient-index lens that is excellent in weather resistance, in particular weather resistance in the presence of water, can be manufactured. The mother glass composition includes the following components, indicated by mol %: 40≦SiO09-04-2008
20090123658DIP COATING SYSTEM WITH STEPPED APRON RECOVERY - A coating apparatus and method of using for use in dip coating an article may have a container with opposing sides and a volume capable of holding a liquid coating material and at least one article to be coated by the material, and a stepped apron adjacent at least one of the opposing sides of the container, the stepped apron capable of holding the liquid coating material to a depth sufficient to maintain the material in the liquid state and receiving the liquid coating material dripping from at least one coated article positioned above the stepped apron; and at least one support member above the container capable of holding at least one article to be coated by dipping in the container. The apparatus may include localized heating of the article, such as by spot welding, and air cooling of the article using a cooling system having at least one fan and a conveyor before the article is dipped in the container containing the liquid coating material and subsequently dried.05-14-2009
20100075059COAT FILM FORMING METHOD AND COAT FILM FORMING APPARATUS - A coating membrane forming method for forming a coating membrane on an object to be coated, the method comprising the steps of: setting the object to be coated for forming a coating membrane thereon in a dipping tank; sending an application liquid for forming the coating membrane into the dipping tank to raise a liquid level of the application liquid till the top of a region for forming the coating membrane thereon in the object to be coated is immersed in the application liquid; and thereafter discharging the application liquid outside the dipping tank to lower the liquid level of the application liquid.03-25-2010
20130084401Bath Deposition Solution for the Wet-Chemical Deposition of a Metal Sulfide Layer and Related Production Method - A bath deposition solution for the chemical bath deposition of a metal sulfide layer, a process for the production of such a bath deposition solution, and a process for producing a metal sulfide layer on a substrate using such a bath deposition solution are provided. The bath deposition solution contains a metal salt, an organosulfide, a chelating agent which with metal ions of the metal salt forms a chelate complex and ammonium hydroxide.04-04-2013
20110014386DIP COATING APPARATUS WITH HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE COATING TUBES AND METHOD OF COATING - A dip coating apparatus and method of dip coating. The apparatus includes a guide surface, a bendable tube, a carriage, and a support assembly. The bendable tube redirectionally engages the guide surface intermediate the first and second longitudinal ends of the tube. The carriage is vertically repositionable and cooperatively engages the tube proximate the first longitudinal end of the tube, whereby vertical repositioning of the carriage effects a change in the vertical distance between the first and second longitudinal ends of the tube. The support assembly releasably suspends an elongate workpiece for introduction of at least a portion of the workpiece into the tube through the first longitudinal end of the coating tube as the carriage is vertically repositioned upwards towards the support assembly01-20-2011
20130064984RUBBER ROLL PRODUCING MACHINE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING RUBBER ROLL - A rubber roll producing machine includes an outer member that is formed in a cylindrical shape, an inner member that is disposed inside the outer member so as to form an annular passageway between the inner member and the outer member, has an outer peripheral surface with a friction coefficient against a rubber material larger than that of an inner peripheral surface of the outer member in a portion of forming the annular passageway, and has an insertion hole formed at a center portion thereof so as to insert a shaft member therethrough, and a discharge portion which allows the rubber material flowing out from the annular passageway to contact the shaft member coming out from the insertion hole and discharges the rubber material and the shaft member to the outside in an integrated state.03-14-2013
20120114867Method and device for rimming glasses - A glass rimming device and method which permits bartenders to produce more types of drinks, more efficiently. A drawer compartment, holding food trays, is attached by a set of guide rails to the underside of a bar counter. When the glass rimming device is in the closed position the food trays are kept hidden out of the way. When the bartender is ready to rim glasses they use one hand to pull the drawer compartment out, and the other hand dips the glass into the food trays. When finished the bartender just pushes the drawer compartment back under the bar, thereby saving time by using a cleaner glass rimming method that only takes up unused space.05-10-2012
20090068372DIPPING TANK FOR SEALING ARTICLES WITH WAX - An apparatus for applying a wax seal to an article such as a wine bottle including a bottom tank formed of at least one upstanding wall and a bottom wall and having an open top end, the bottom tank being fitted with electrical heating means; an upper tank formed of at least one upstanding wall and having an open top end and a closed bottom wall, the upper tank being fitted with electrical heating means, the upper tank being connected at its closed bottom wall with the open top end of said bottom tank, a screen adjustably located inside the upper tank, a pump located in the bottom tank and extending into the upper tank for conveying molten wax from the bottom tank to the upper tank and an overflow opening in the upper tank.03-12-2009
20130164451Method and Arrangement for Depositing a Metal Coating - A method for depositing a coating of a first metal onto a workpiece 06-27-2013
20110086175Process and Apparatus for Coating a Porous Substrate with a Coating Liquid - An engagement head for engaging a porous substrate includes at least two pin sets, each pin set including a plurality of pins arranged in a plurality of parallel pin rows at a predetermined pin angle, wherein pins of immediately neighboring pin rows are arranged such that pin angles for the pins in a pin row are inversely symmetrical to pin angles for the pins in a neighboring pin row. The pins of a pin row move collectively in the same direction when a pin set is extended, which direction is determined by the pin angle of the pin row, whereby neighboring pin rows move in opposite longitudinal directions from one another when the pin set is extended. The pin sets may be extended and retracted in unison by a single actuation source.04-14-2011
20130216719METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COATING SUBSTRATES - The invention provides a method and apparatus for coating a substrate. The apparatus includes one or more enclosures positioned at an angle relative to a plane. Each enclosure is capable of receiving one or more substrates. The one or more enclosures include one or more inlets for receiving a coating fluid. The coating fluid flows in a pre-defined direction to coat the one or more substrates with the coating fluid. The one or more enclosures are positioned at the angle relative to the plane by one or more supporting structures and are dynamically adjustable to enable the flow of coating fluid in pre-defined direction.08-22-2013
20090123657Process for Producing an Amorphous Carbon Film - The process for producing an amorphous carbon film of the present invention is a process for producing an amorphous carbon film comprising contacting a surface of a substrate S with bubbles B which have been formed in a liquid L containing an organic compound and inside which plasma has been generated, so as to form an amorphous carbon film on the surface of the substrate S, and the liquid L contains one or more selected from phenols and alcohols having a carbon number of from 1 to 12. According to the present invention, a hard amorphous carbon film can be formed easily.05-14-2009
20090136676Method and Apparatus For Coating a Food Item - An apparatus for coating at least one food item is disclosed. The apparatus includes a reservoir for housing a liquid medium, a dipping assembly operatively coupled to the reservoir wherein the dipping assembly includes a holding mechanism for holding the at least one food item, and mechanical means operatively coupled to the holding mechanism for moving the holding mechanism into the reservoir whereby the at least one food item is immersed in the liquid medium such that the at least one food item is partially coated with the liquid medium in a predetermined fashion.05-28-2009
20130216718STABLE CATALYST FOR ELECTROLESS METALLIZATION - Catalysts include nanoparticles of catalytic metal and cellulose or cellulose derivatives. The catalysts are used in electroless metal plating. The catalysts are free of tin.08-22-2013
20090142504Method and Apparatus for Single Side Bilayer Formation - An apparatus for single-sided bilayer formation includes a first fluid chamber including a sidewall and a second fluid chamber extending through the sidewall. A barrier wall separates the first and second fluid chambers and includes a nanopore therein across which a planar lipid bilayer (PLB) is formed. In use, an electrolyte is added to the first and second fluid chambers and a lipid/organic solvent mixture is added to the first fluid chamber to form a lipid/organic solvent layer. The electrolyte level within the first fluid chamber is adjusted such that the lipid layer is raised above the barrier wall and a PLB is formed. Electrolyte levels may be adjusted manually or utilizing a fluid level regulator with or without feedback control. Optionally, the apparatus may be in the form of a nanopore array. The apparatus may be incorporated into an ion channel sensing system wherein an electrical current through each PLB is separately recorded.06-04-2009
20090291223METHOD FOR TRANSVERSELY SOAKING PREPREG - The present invention pertains to a method for transversely soaking prepreg applied to the copper-clad laminate which initially supplies a prepreg to a bottom side of a basin filled with resin glue, and thence laterally transports the prepreg from the bottom side of the basin toward the top side thereof via guidances of revolving shafts disposed inside the basin. By means of the transverse route of the prepreg conducted by the revolving shafts, the time of soaking the prepreg in the basin is extended so as to reduce bubbles existed in the prepreg via fully immersing the resin glue throughout the prepreg and further increase the composite quality of the copper-clad laminate and the reliability of the metal resistant ion. Therefore, the present invention facilely gets acclimated to the industry without adding more equipment.11-26-2009
20090274847SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PREVENT THE FORMATION OF LUBRICANT LINES ON MAGNETIC MEDIA - A system for preventing the accumulation of excess lubrication in the form of lubricant lines on magnetic media disks for hard disk drives uses a mandrel design that produces negligible surface waves when the disks are dipped in lubricant baths. The mandrel has inverted tear drop shaped supports for the disks. The supports are smaller in overall size than an inner diameter hole formed in the disks and diminish the formation of waves in the lubricant bath.11-05-2009
20100178429CONTAINER FOR SELECTIVELY DISPENSING A MATERIAL - A dispensing container apparatus having a tubular container with a bottom end and a rotatable annular upper end connected to a tubular shaft, and a compression member associated with the tubular shaft which causes a material disposed within the containment region to communicate into the tubular shaft or into a containing area upon rotation of the rotatable annular upper end. A brush applicator removably fits into an open end of the tubular shaft for receiving paste to be dispensed via brush application. Also, the container apparatus includes a top member having paste-access holes sized and adapted to closely receive different threaded shaft sizes of fasteners. In one form, the top member is partially rotatable for closing the holes, and then further rotatable for moving the piston (and hence paste) within the container.07-15-2010
20100062171APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBER - The present invention provides an apparatus for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member that has a coating machine for dipping plural members to be coated in a coating liquid in a coating bath and then lifting up the coated members to form a coating film on the surface of each of the plural members to be coated and a transport holding member for holding and transporting the members to be coated, and has plural stretching hoods which can individually cover each side of the plural members to be coated and can extend in association with the movement of the plural members to be coated to individually cover each side of the plural members to be coated when the coating machine is lifting up the plural members to be coated, wherein the plural stretching hoods are linked with each other at the lower parts of the hoods.03-11-2010
20100055338CARBON NANOTUBE STRUCTURE - Techniques for forming a carbon nanotube (CNT) structure are disclosed.03-04-2010
20080254226METHOD TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF POLYMER DRAG REDUCTION FOR MARINE AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS - A method for increasing the efficiency of additive drag reduction by establishing a drag-reducing viscoelastic coating on a surface. The method includes mixing a polymer into a concentrated solution that has approximately the same density as a fluid flowing over the surface, ejecting the mixture/solution into the flowing fluid in a manner such that a coating of polymer, which initially grows thicker with time, is adsorbed onto the surface, and reducing the ejection rate of the first fluid such that the coating of polymer then grows thinner with time. These steps may be repeated so that a desired minimum coating thickness is maintained over an extended period of time. The method reduces the polymer expenditure rate for a given drag reduction. Moreover, the produced viscoelastic coating impedes the attachment and growth of drag-producing natural organisms and may be applied without “down-time” (e.g., while underway).10-16-2008
20080254225Method and Apparatus for Wafer Electroless Plating - A semiconductor wafer electroless plating apparatus includes a platen and a fluid bowl. The platen has a top surface defined to support a wafer, and an outer surface extending downward from a periphery of the top surface to a lower surface of the platen. The fluid bowl has an inner volume defined by an interior surface so as to receive the platen, and wafer to be supported thereon, within the inner volume. A seal is disposed around the interior surface of the fluid bowl so as to form a liquid tight barrier when engaged between the interior surface of the fluid bowl and the outer surface of the platen. A number of fluid dispense nozzles are positioned to dispense electroplating solution within the fluid bowl above the seal so as to rise up and flow over the platen, thereby flowing over the wafer when present on the platen.10-16-2008
20100285229Method for Generating Oxidic Nanoparticles from a Material Forming Oxide Particles - A method for generating oxidic nanoparticles from a material forming oxide particles, comprising the steps of: preparation of an aqueous solution containing ions of the material forming the oxide particles, film evaporation of the solution at a temperature above 200° C., and skimming off the nanoparticles floating on the surface of the aqueous solution generated in the vicinity of the vapour film on film evaporation. A device for performing the method is also provided.11-11-2010
20100068404Draw-off coating apparatus for making coating articles, and/or methods of making coated articles using the same - Certain example embodiments relate to a draw-off coating apparatus and/or system for depositing a coating on a substrate (e.g., a glass substrate), and/or a method of making coating articles using the same. At least one substrate to be coated is inserted into a tank. A liquid or sol-gel like mixture (either or both of which may have a low viscosity) is pumped into the tank in a controlled manner. The at least one substrate is allowed to dwell in the mixture. The liquid or sol-gel like mixture is drawn-off of the tank in another controlled manner. The drawn-off liquid or sol-gel like mixture may be provided to another tank having at least one substrate to be coated. Thus, it is possible in certain example embodiments to form coatings on large-dimension glass substrates, while enabling desired coating performance on one or both surfaces of the glass substrates to be achieved.03-18-2010
20100189909PIPE PAINTING APPARATUS - An apparatus and method for applying a fluid such as paint to the surfaces of a plurality of lengths of pipe, the apparatus including an automated processing line composed of a receiving platform configured for receiving the plurality of lengths of pipe, a vat down the line from the receiving platform for containing the fluid, a draining platform down the line from the vat, the draining platform being configured for elevating an end of each length of pipe of the plurality of lengths of pipe relative to an opposite end of the length of pipe, and a conveyor system configured for engaging the plurality of lengths of pipe and advancing the plurality of lengths of pipe through the vat and across the draining platform by rolling. In use, the plurality of lengths of pipe are loaded onto the pipe receiving platform, rolled into the vat one length of pipe at a time, advanced through the vat by receiving each length of pipe of the plurality of lengths of pipe between a pair of teeth extending downward from the conveyor system, and rolling the plurality of lengths of pipe through the vat, out of the vat and across the draining platform by advancing the conveyor system.07-29-2010
20110151131Bacteriostatically Treating Method - The present invention provides a method for imparting bacteriostatic effect to a textile product by immersing the textile product for 20 minutes or more in an aqueous solution containing a cationic polypeptide at a concentration of 250 ppm or more, which solution has a temperature of 25° C. or more. By bacteriostatically treating a textile product in accordance with such method, the bacteriostatic effect is not reduced and thus retained even after the textile product is washed for a plurality of times.06-23-2011
20100136244ELECTROLESS NICKEL PLATING BATH AND METHOD FOR ELECTROLESS NICKEL PLATING - Disclosed is an electroless nickel plating bath not containing harmful metal species. In the electroless nickel plating bath, there are contained at least an iron ion source and an iodide ion source. With the use of the electroless nickel plating bath containing at least the iron ion source and the iodide ion source, it is possible to suppress decomposition of the plating bath without using harmful metal species to stabilize the plating bath.06-03-2010
20120156385Use Of Aqueous Wax Dispersions And Method For Improving The Mechanical Properties Of Textile Fibers - Provided are the application of waxes, preferably in the form of aqueous wax dispersions comprising a dispersing agent (a) and a wax component (b) and optionally additional auxiliary and additive materials (c). The mechanical properties of textile fibers treated with these aqueous wax dispersion compositions are improved. In particular, the tear resistance of the textile fibers are improved.06-21-2012
20110091659PROCESS FOR COLOURING ELEMENTS MADE OF POLYMERIC MATERIAL, IN PARTICULAR YARNS SELECTIVELY PRODUCED IN POLYETHYLENE (PE), IN ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE (UHMW-PE) AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF SUCH AS HSHM-PE - There is described a process for colouring elements made of polymeric material, in particular yarns produced selectively in polyethylene (PE), in ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) and derivatives thereof, such as HSHM-PE, comprising a step of immersing the elements (04-21-2011
20120251732Process of Applying Water-based Rubber Copolyer to Textile - A process of making a textile comprising dropping a predetermined amount of rubber copolymer in a reactor filled with a solvent including 90-100 wt % of toluene, 0-10 wt % of acetone, and 0-10 wt % of ethanol; adjusting conditions of the reactor to a predetermined range of temperature and a predetermined atmospheric pressure so as to reduce sizes of molecules of the rubber copolymer; adding water to the reactor to disperse the rubber copolymer in the solvent to make an aqueous solution with dispersing rubber copolymer; and penetrating the water-based rubber copolymer through fibers of the textile for permanently attaching thereto.10-04-2012
20120213939Enhanced Electro And Electroless Plating Method And The Plating Thereof - The present invention provides an enhanced plating for electro and electroless plating. There is provided a method of plating a surface to be plated, the method comprises premixing a plating solution with additive. The additive comprises diamond particles is also provided.08-23-2012
20100047466Method for Particulate Coating - A coating method including forming a coating liquid having modified particles, the modified particles being formed by covalently attaching at least one modifier to at least one particle; forming a coating layer on a surface of subphase liquid in a container; and separating a substrate and the container02-25-2010
20100297359PROCESS FOR TREATMENT OF A FABRIC - The present invention provides a process for treatment of a fabric comprising the steps of contacting the fabric with polymers A and B in an aqueous medium, wherein; (a) polymer A is selected from the class of homopolymers or copolymers of vinyl alcohol, alkylene glycol, saccharides, and carboxylic acid, and; (b) polymer B is selected from the class of homopolymers or copolymers of vinyl pyrrolidone, alkylene oxide, saccharides and carboxylic acid, and; where polymers A and B are not of the same class and the aqueous medium has pH less than 6. The invention also provides a composition and a kit for treatment of a fabric.11-25-2010
20130171363PLATING CATALYST AND METHOD - A catalyst solution includes a precious metal nanoparticle and a polymer having a carboxyl group and a nitrogen atom. The catalyst solution is useful for a catalyzing an electroless process for plating metal on non-conductive surfaces.07-04-2013
20080220175NANOPARTICLES WTIH GRAFTED ORGANIC MOLECULES - An apparatus for producing grafted Group IV nanoparticles is provided and includes a source of Group IV nanoparticles. A chamber is configured to carry the nanoparticles in a gas phase and has an inlet and an exit. The inlet configured to couple to an organic molecule source which is configured to provide organic molecules to the chamber. A plasma source is arranged to generate a plasma. The plasma causes the organic molecules to break down and/or activate in the chamber and bond to the nanoparticles. A method of producing grafted Group IV nanoparticles is also provided and includes receiving Group IV nanoparticles in a gas phase, creating a plasma with the nanoparticles, and allowing the organic molecules to break down and/or become activated in the plasma and bond with the nanoparticles.09-11-2008
20130142961METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CYLINDRICAL MEMBER - The present invention has an object to provide a method for manufacturing a plurality of high quality cylindrical members. The method includes: vertically holding a mandrel so as to be coaxial with a central axis of an annular slit; and discharging a liquid coating through the slit to form a film of the coating on a surface of the mandrel while vertically moving up the mandrel. A circular cleaning blade is rotatably mounted around a lower holding shaft. The step includes the steps of: (1) forming a film of the coating up to a lower end of a coating region of the mandrel, and then stopping the discharge; and (2) moving up the lower holding shaft so that the cleaning blade passes through the annular slit to clean it, in this order. Then the cleaning blade is rotated to clean the cleaning blade.06-06-2013
20080213494Organic Thin Film Forming Method, Auxiliary Agent For Forming an Organic Thin Film, and Solution For Forming and Organic Thin Film - An organic thin film forming method for forming an organic thin film on a substrate surface comprising: contacting the substrate with a solution for forming an organic thin film obtained from an auxiliary agent for forming an organic thin film obtained by mixing a metal surfactant (1) having at least one hydrolytic group and a compound capable of interacting with the metal surfactant (1), and a metal surfactant (2) having at least one hydrolytic group, in an organic solvent, wherein a solution for forming an organic thin film is used in which the moisture content has been adjusted or maintained to be within a predetermined range; and, an auxiliary agent for forming an organic thin film and a solution for forming an organic thin film used in this method.09-04-2008
20080199626Method for assembling nano objects - A method for the self assembly of a macroscopic structure with a pre-formed nano object is provided. The method includes processing a nano object to a desired aspect ratio and chemical functionality and mixing the processed nano object with a solvent to form a suspension. Upon formation of the suspension, a substrate is inserted into the suspension. By evaporation of the solvent, changing the pH value of the suspension, or changing the temperature of the suspension, the nano objects within the suspension deposit onto the substrate in an orientational order. In addition, a seed crystal may be used in place of the substrate thereby forming single-crystals and free-standing membranes of the nano-objects.08-21-2008

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