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MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOMATERIALS AND METHODS OF PHOTOTHERMAL HEATING AND CATALYSIS USING THE SAME

United States Patent Application

20170361308
A1
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The present invention is directed to multifunctional nanomaterials for photothermal heating and catalytic applications. The present invention discloses a method of photothermally heating a solution. The present method also discloses a method of catalyzing a reaction. Both methods require a step of exposing a solution to at least one wavelength of the electromagnetic spectrum. A gold-iron oxide nanomaterial comprising an iron oxide substrate and discrete gold particles deposited on the substrate is also disclosed.
Hunyadi Murph, Simona E. (Augusta, SC), Larsen, George K. (Aiken, SC)
15/ 183,222
June 15, 2016
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.