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Preparation of nanoporous metal foam from high nitrogen transition metal complexes

United States Patent Application

20070142643
A1
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High surface area monolithic foams of essentially pure metal were prepared. Salts of the corresponding metal were prepared as loose powders, pressed into shapes, ignited under an inert atmosphere, and then heated under an atmosphere containing hydrogen to form nanostructured metal foam monoliths of essentially pure metal having a very high surface area.
Huynh, My Hang V. (Los Alamos, NM), Hiskey, Michael A. (White Rock, NM), Naud, Darren L. (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 604,644
November 27, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.