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CROSS-PHASE SEPARATION OF NANOWIRES AND NANOPARTICLES

United States Patent Application

20180015538
A1
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In one embodiment, a process includes creating a mixture of an aqueous component, nanowires and nanoparticles, and a hydrophobic solvent and allowing migration of the nanowires to the hydrophobic solvent, where the nanoparticles remain in the aqueous component. Moreover, the nanowires and nanoparticles are in the aqueous component before the migration.
Qian, Fang (Santa Cruz, CA), Duoss, Eric (Dublin, CA), Han, Jinkyu (San Ramon, CA), Han, Thomas (Livermore, CA), Kuntz, Joshua (Livermore, CA), Lan, Pui Ching (Sacramento, CA), Olson, Tammy (Livermore, CA), Spadaccini, Christopher (Oakland, CA), Worsley, Marcus A. (Hayward, CA), Zhu, Cheng (Livermore, CA)
15/ 212,100
July 15, 2016
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.