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STABLY PASSIVATED GROUP IV SEMICONDUCTOR NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF

United States Patent Application

20080248307
A1
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Group IV semiconductor nanoparticles that have been stably passivated with an organic passivation, layer, methods for producing the same, and compositions utilizing stably passivated. Group IV semiconductor nanoparticles are described. In some embodiments, the stably passivated Group IV semiconductor nanoparticles are luminescent Group IV semiconductor nanoparticles with high photoluminescent quantum yields. The stably passivated Group IV semiconductor nanoparticles can be used in compositions useful in a variety of optoelectronic devices.
Jurbergs, David (Austin, TX), Rogojina, Elena V. (Los Altos, CA)
InnovaLight, Inc.
12/ 028,295
February 8, 2008
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The work disclosed herein was done with partial United States government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-03ER86161 from the Department of Energy. The federal government of the United States may have certain rights in the invention.