Patent Number: 8,716,678

Title: Method of manufacturing microstructure and substrate provided with the microstructure

Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a microstructure on a substrate in which the substrate has thereon linear and parallel atomic steps. The microstructure includes linear elements that extend along the atomic steps. The method includes a step for preparing a substrate having atomic steps on its surface and a step for applying linear elements onto the substrate. Each linear element is oriented to extend along one of the atomic steps, with the result that a microstructure in which the linear elements extend along the atomic steps is formed on the substrate. The substrate can be prepared by subjecting a silicon carbide substrate, a sapphire substrate, or a zinc oxide substrate to an ultrasmoothing process. As the linear elements, peptide fibers can be employed that are made up of peptide molecules that form .beta.-sheet structures.

Inventors: Eryu; Osamu (Nagoya, JP), Kinoshita; Takatoshi (Nagoya, JP), Kawata; Kenji (Inuyama, JP), Hotta; Kazutoshi (Ichinomiya, JP)

Assignee: Fujimi Incorporated

International Classification: G21G 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018