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Molecular Heterostructures for Energy Conversion and Storage

United States Patent Application

20100015526
A1
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The present invention provides for a metal-molecule heterostructure comprising (a) a plurality of metal, semimetallic or semiconducting nanoparticles, and (b) a plurality of electrically conductive organic molecules interspersed among the nanoparticles. The metal-molecular heterostructure is useful in a device, such as a thermoelectric energy converter, battery or capacitor.
Majumdar, Arunava (Orinda, CA), Segalman, Rachel A. (Pleasanton, CA), Reddy, Pramod (Ann Arbor, MI), Jang, Sung-Yeon (Seoul, KR)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
12/ 538,804
August 10, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The government has certain rights in this invention.