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Nanocluster-based white-light-emitting material employing surface tuning

United States Patent

June 26, 2007
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A method for making a nanocrystal-based material capable of emitting light over a sufficiently broad spectral range to appear white. Surface-modifying ligands are used to shift and broaden the emission of semiconductor nanocrystals to produce nanoparticle-based materials that emit white light.
Wilcoxon; Jess P. (Albuquerque, NM), Abrams; Billie L. (Albuquerque, NM), Thoma; Steven G. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
10/ 933,069
September 2, 2004
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.