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Chemically Linked Colloidal Crystals and Methods Related Thereto

United States Patent Application

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Nanoparticles may be formed into colloidal crystals that are chemically linked to a substrate. In certain implementations, the nanoparticles are formed into a colloidal crystal on an initial substrate, and then brought into contact with a binding precursor capable of chemically linking the colloidal crystal to a final substrate. Reacting the binding precursor to chemically link the colloidal crystal to the final substrate chemically links the colloidal crystal to the final substrate via functional groups linked to the nanoparticles and the final substrate respectively.
Weitekamp, Raymond (Glendale, CA), Grubbs, Robert H. (South Pasadena, CA), Atwater, Harry A. (South Pasadena, CA)
13/ 913,188
June 7, 2013
FEDERAL SUPPORT STATEMENT [0002] The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Grant No. DE-SC0001293 awarded by the Department of Energy.