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POROUS MATERIALS VIA FREEZE-CASTING OF METAL SALT SOLUTIONS

United States Patent Application

20160368047
A1
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Disclosed here is a method for making a nanoporous material, comprising aerosolizing a solution comprising at least one metal salt and at least one solvent to obtain an aerosol, freezing the aerosol to obtain a frozen aerosol, and drying the frozen aerosol to obtain a nanoporous metal compound material. Further, the nanoporous metal compound material can be reduced to obtain a nanoporous metal material.
Bagge-Hansen, Michael (San Leandro, CA), Campbell, Patrick G. (Oakland, CA), Colvin, Jeffrey D. (Pleasanton, CA), Kucheyev, Sergei (Oakland, CA), Felter, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)
14/ 741,334
June 16, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and under Grant No. BRCALL08-PR3-C-2-0006 awarded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the U.S. Department of Defense. The government has certain rights in this invention.