By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 28 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,541,810) developed by six co-inventors for a "blue light emitting semiconductor nanocrystal materials." The co-inventors are Jonathan S. Steckel, Cambridge, Mass., John P. Zimmer, Cambridge, Mass., Seth Coe-Sullivan, Belmont, Mass., Nathan E. Stott, Albuquerque, N.M., Vladimir Bulovi , Lexington, Mass., and Moungi G. Bawendi, Cambridge, Mass.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor nanocrystal includes a core including a first semiconductor material and an overcoating including a second semiconductor material. A monodisperse population of the nanocrystals emits blue light over a narrow range of wavelengths with a high quantum efficiency."
The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2011 (13/297,968). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,541,810.PN.&OS=PN/8,541,810&RS=PN/8,541,810
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.