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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING METAL CLUSTERS; FUNCTIONALIZED SURFACES; AND DROPLETS INCLUDING SOLVATED METAL IONS

United States Patent Application

20170130352
A1
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The invention generally relates to systems and methods for producing metal clusters; functionalized surfaces; and droplets including solvated metal ions. In certain aspects, the invention provides methods that involve providing a metal and a solvent. The methods additionally involve applying voltage to the solvated metal to thereby produce solvent droplets including ions of the metal containing compound, and directing the solvent droplets including the metal ions to a target. In certain embodiments, once at the target, the metal ions can react directly or catalyze reactions.
Cooks, Robert Graham (West Lafayette, IN), Li, Anyin (West Lafayette, IN), Luo, Qingjie (Philadelphia, PA)
15/ 412,230
January 23, 2017
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-06ER15807 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.