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Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making the same

United States Patent

6,855,202
February 15, 2005
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Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making shaped nanocrystal particles are disclosed. One embodiment includes a method for forming a branched, nanocrystal particle. It includes (a) forming a core having a first crystal structure in a solution, (b) forming a first arm extending from the core having a second crystal structure in the solution, and (c) forming a second arm extending from the core having the second crystal structure in the solution.
Alivisatos; A. Paul (Oakland, CA), Scher; Erik C. (Menlo Park, CA), Manna; Liberato (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 301,510
20030145779
November 20, 2002
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the United States Department of Energy under contract NO. DE-AC03-76SF000-98 between the United States Department of Energy and The Regents of the University of California. The government has certain rights to the invention.