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Structure having spatially separated photo-excitable electron-hole pairs and method of manufacturing same

United States Patent

August 22, 2006
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A method for producing quantum dots. The method includes cleaning an oxide substrate and separately cleaning a metal source. The substrate is then heated and exposed to the source in an oxygen environment. This causes metal oxide quantum dots to form on the surface of the substrate.
Liang; Yong (Richland, WA), Daschbach; John L. (Richland, WA), Su; Yali (Richland, WA), Chambers; Scott A. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 340,502
January 10, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.