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SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANO-STRUCTURES; MEASUREMENT OR ANALYSIS OF NANO-STRUCTURES; MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF NANO-STRUCTURES [2013‑01]
NOTE

  • This subclass covers applications and aspects of nano-structures which are produced by any method, and is not restricted to those that are formed by manipulation of individual atoms or molecules.
  • Attention is drawn to the Note following the title of class B82, which defines the meaning of the terms "nano-size", "nano-scale" and "nano-structure" in this subclass.
  • This subclass is intended to enable a comprehensive search of subject matter related to nano-structures by combination of classification symbols of this subclass with classification symbols from other subclasses. Therefore this subclass covers aspects of nano-structures that might also be entirely or partially covered elsewhere in the IPC.
  • This subclass is for secondary classification, i.e. obligatory supplementary classification of subject matter already classified as such in other classification places, e.g. :

    B82B Nanostructures formed by individual manipulation of atoms, molecules, or limited collections of atoms or molecules as discrete units; manufacture or treatment thereof
    A61K 9/51 Nano - capsules for medicinal preparations
    B05D 1/20 Langmuir-Blodgett films
    C01B 31/02 Carbon nano-structures, e.g. bucky-balls, nanotubes, nanocoils, nano-doughnuts or nano-onions
    G01Q Scanning probe techniques
    G02F 1/017 Optical quantum wells or boxes
    H01F 10/32 Nano-structured thin magnetic films
    H01F 41/30 Molecular beam epitaxy [MBE]
    H01L 29/775 Quantum wire FETs
  • The classification symbols of this subclass are not listed first when assigned to patent documents.
  • In this subclass, multi-aspects classification is applied, so that aspects of subject matter that are covered by more than one of its groups should be classified in each of those groups.
Nano-biotechnology or nano-medicine, e.g. protein engineering or drug delivery [2013‑01]
Nano-technology for information processing, storage or transmission, e.g. quantum computing or single electron logic [2013‑01]
Nano-technology for interacting, sensing or actuating, e.g. quantum dots as markers in protein assays or molecular motors [2013‑01]
Nano-optics, e.g. quantum optics or photonic crystals [2013‑01]
Nano-magnetism, e.g. magnetoimpedance, anisotropic magnetoresistance, giant magnetoresistance or tunneling magnetoresistance [2013‑01]
Nano-technology for materials or surface science, e.g. nano-composites [2013‑01]
Methods or apparatus for measurement or analysis of nano-structures [2013‑01]
Manufacture or treatment of nano-structures [2013‑01]
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass [2013‑01]
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Last Modified: 10/10/2013