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METAL PHOSPHIDE NANOMATERIALS PREPARED FROM SINGLE SOURCE METAL AMIDES

United States Patent Application

20180072572
A1
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The present invention provides a novel solution or route for metal phosphide (MP.sub.x) nanomaterials from the thermal decomposition of metal bis[bis(diisopropylphosphino)amide], M[N(PPri.sub.2).sub.2].sub.2, and/or single-source precursors. Synthetic routes to MP.sub.x nanomaterials may be used in energy applications including batteries, semiconductors, magnets, catalyst, lasers, inks, electrocatalysts and photodiodes.
Kemp, Richard Alan (Albuquerque, NM), Dickie, Diane (Albuquerque, NM), Hernandez-Sanchez, Bernadette A. (Albuquerque, NM), Labert, Timothy N. (Albuquerque, NM)
STC.UNM (Albuquerque NM), Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque NM)
15/ 565,670
April 8, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Department of Energy Contract Number DE-AC04-94AL85000 and National Science Foundation Contract Number CHE1213529. The government has certain rights in the invention.