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ULTRATHIN, TERNARY ALLOY PtRuFe NANOWIRES, AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

United States Patent Application

20160293969
A1
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The present invention provides a method of producing ternary metal-based nanowire networks. The method comprises combining an aqueous mixture of a platinum hydrate, a ruthenium hydrate, and an iron hydrate with a solution of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide in chloroform to form an inverse micellar network; adding a reducing agent to reduce metal ions within the inverse micellar network; and isolating the nanowires. The relative amounts of the platinum, ruthenium and iron in the mixture correlate to the atomic ratio of the platinum, ruthenium and iron in the ternary nanowires. The diameters of the ternary nanowires are from about 0.5 nm to about 5 nm.
Wong, Stanislaus (Stony Brook, NY), Koenigsmann, Christopher (Mahopac, NY), Scofield, Megan (Laurel, NY)
15/ 092,530
April 6, 2016
[0002] This invention was made with government support under grant number DEACO298CH10886 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.