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METHODS FOR CREATING LIGAND INDUCED PARAMAGNETISM IN NANOCRYSTALLINE STRUCTURES

United States Patent Application

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20100148112
9,520,217
A1
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A method according to one general embodiment includes applying an organic surfactant to a nanoparticle having a d.sup.10 configuration for altering a magnetic property of the nanoparticle. A method according to another general embodiment includes applying an organic surfactant to a II-VI semiconductor nanoparticle having a d.sup.10 configuration for altering a magnetic property of the nanoparticle, wherein the nanoparticle has a mean radius of less than about 50 .ANG..
Meulenberg, Robert W. (Orono, ME), Lee, Jonathan R. I. (Livermore, CA), Van Buuren, Anthony W. (Livermore, CA), Terminello, Louis J. (Danville, CA)
12/ 332,671
December 11, 2008
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.