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METHOD OF MAKING A THIN FILM

United States Patent Application

20130108780
A1
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A method of making a thin film is disclosed. A solution is dispensed on a substrate. The solution is spread into a thin layer with a hydrophilic material. The substrate or the hydrophilic material is moved relative to the other. In one embodiment, a thin film grows on the substrate by chemical reaction with the solution. In an alternative embodiment, the solution is evaporated, leaving behind a particulate film.
Ramprasad, Sudhir (Corvallis, OR), Palo, Daniel R. (Philomath, OR)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
13/ 287,628
November 2, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] The invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC-05-RL01830, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.