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METHODS FOR PRODUCING NANOPARTICLES HAVING HIGH DEFECT DENSITY AND USES THEREOF

United States Patent Application

20110258939
A1
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The disclosed subject matter is directed to a method for producing nanoparticles, as well as the nanoparticles produced by this method. In one embodiment, the nanoparticles produced by the disclosed method have a high defect density. A solution including cerium nitrate hexahydrate is combined with a solution including hexamethylenetetramine to form a combined aqueous solution. After a period of time, the combined aqueous solution is combined with a solution including copper nitrate trihydrate to form a further aqueous solution. The further aqueous solution is then mixed to produce nanoparticles.
Chan, Siu-Wai (Demarest, NJ), Raitano, Joan M. (Seaford, NY), Pike, Jenna (Salt Lake City, UT)
The Trustees of Columbia University In The City of New York (New York NY)
13/ 087,211
April 14, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Award No. DMR-0213574 awarded by the National Science Foundation and Grant No. DOE DE-FG02-05ER15730 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.