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United States Patent Application

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The invention is directed to a method for producing metal oxide particles, the method comprising subjecting non-oxide metal-containing particles to an oxidation step that converts the non-oxide metal-containing particles to said metal oxide particles. The invention is also directed to the resulting metal oxide compositions. In particular embodiments, non-oxide precursor particles are produced by microbial means, and the produced non-oxide precursor particles subjected to oxidation conditions under elevated temperature conditions (e.g., by a thermal pulse) to produce metal oxide particles or a metal oxide film.
Joshi, Pooran Chandra (Knoxville, TN), Duty, Chad E. (Knoxville, TN), Jellison, Jr., Gerald Earle (Oak Ridge, TN), Ivanov, Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Armstrong, Beth Louise (Clinton, TN), Moon, Ji-Won (Oak Ridge, TN), Jung, Hyunsung (Nowon-gu, KR), Rondinone, Adam Justin (Knoxville, TN), Phelps, Tommy Joe (Knoxville, TN)
14/ 205,699
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.