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ELECTROCHEMICAL METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING METAL-CONTAINING PARTICLES AND OTHER OBJECTS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20140262810
9,637,828
A1
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The invention is directed to a method for producing metal-containing (e.g., non-oxide, oxide, or elemental) nano-objects, which may be nanoparticles or nanowires, the method comprising contacting an aqueous solution comprising a metal salt and water with an electrically powered electrode to form said metal-containing nano-objects dislodged from the electrode, wherein said electrode possesses a nanotextured surface that functions to confine the particle growth process to form said metal-containing nano-objects. The invention is also directed to the resulting metal-containing compositions as well as devices in which they are incorporated.
Rondinone, Adam Justin (Knoxville, TN), Ivanov, Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Smith, Sean Campbell (Oak Ridge, TN), Liang, Chengdu (Knoxville, TN), Hensley, Dale K. (Kingston, TN), Moon, Ji-Won (Oak Ridge, TN), Phelps, Tommy Joe (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
14/ 205,718
March 12, 2014
[0002] This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.