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United States Patent Application

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The present invention relates to an inorganic material comprising particles of three-dimensional ordered macroporous structure comprising spherical pores, said pores having an average pore diameter ranging from 50 nm to 10 .mu.m, the pore diameter varying by no greater than 20%, the surface of said pores being coated by an absorber agent of the visible wavelength spectrum, said particles having an average largest dimension ranging from 1 to 50 .mu.m, and wherein said particles are coated with at least a hydrophobic component. The invention further relates to a process for preparing said inorganic material.
VIDAL, Laurent (Paris, FR), STEIN, Andreas (Saint Paul, MN), JOSEPHSON, David (St. Louis Park, MN)
14/ 738,346
June 12, 2015
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-06ER46348 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.