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MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR THE PREPERATION OF NANOCOMPOSITES

United States Patent Application

20160308107
A1
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Disclosed herein is an isolable colloidal particle comprising a nanoparticle and an inorganic capping agent bound to the surface of the nanoparticle, a solution of the same, a method for making the same from a biphasic solvent mixture, and the formation of structures and solids from the isolable colloidal particle. The process can yield photovoltaic cells, piezoelectric crystals, thermoelectric layers, optoelectronic layers, light emitting diodes, ferroelectric layers, thin film transistors, floating gate memory devices, imaging devices, phase change layers, and sensor devices.
Talapin, Dmitri V. (Riverside, IL), Kovalenko, Maksym V. (Zurich, CH), Lee, Jong-Soo (Chicago, IL), Jiang, Chengyang (Chicago, IL)
15/ 133,494
April 20, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST [0001] This invention was made with governmental support under grant number DMR-0847535 awarded by the National Science Foundation and grant number DE-AC02-06CH11357 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.