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GROUP IV NANOCRYSTALS WITH ION-EXCHANGEABLE SURFACE LIGANDS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

United States Patent Application

20170183511
A1
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Methods are described that include reacting a starting nanocrystal that includes a starting nanocrystal core and a covalently bound surface species to create an ion-exchangeable (IE) nanocrystal that includes a surface charge and a first ion-exchangeable (IE) surface ligand ionically bound to the surface charge, where the starting nanocrystal core includes a group IV element.
Wheeler, Lance M. (Wheat Ridge, CO), Nichols, Asa W. (Charlottesville, VA), Chernomordik, Boris D. (Denver, CO), Anderson, Nicholas C. (Wheat Ridge, CO), Beard, Matthew C. (Arvada, CO), Neale, Nathan R. (Denver, CO)
15/ 388,415
December 22, 2016
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.