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United States Patent Application

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The invention is directed to a method for producing metal-containing particles, the method comprising subjecting an aqueous solution comprising a metal salt, E.sub.h, lowering reducing agent, pH adjusting agent, and water to conditions that maintain the E.sub.h value of the solution within the bounds of an E.sub.h-pH stability field corresponding to the composition of the metal-containing particles to be produced, and producing said metal-containing particles in said aqueous solution at a selected E.sub.h value within the bounds of said E.sub.h-pH stability field. The invention is also directed to the resulting metal-containing particles as well as devices in which they are incorporated.
Moon, Ji-Won (Oak Ridge, TN), Jung, Hyunsung (Nowon-gu, KR), Phelps, JR., Tommy Joe (Knoxville, TN), Duty, Chad E. (Knoxville, TN), Ivanov, Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Joshi, Pooran Chandra (Knoxville, TN), Jellison, JR., Gerald Earle (Oak Ridge, TN), Armstrong, Beth Louise (Clinton, TN), Smith, Sean Campbell (Oak Ridge, TN), Rondinone, Adam Justin (Knoxville, TN), Love, Lonnie J. (Knoxville, TN)
14/ 205,589
March 12, 2014
[0002] This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.