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Metal oxide nanostructures with hierarchical morphology

United States Patent

November 13, 2007
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The present invention relates generally to metal oxide materials with varied symmetrical nanostructure morphologies. In particular, the present invention provides metal oxide materials comprising one or more metallic oxides with three-dimensionally ordered nanostructural morphologies, including hierarchical morphologies. The present invention also provides methods for producing such metal oxide materials.
Ren; Zhifeng (Newton, MA), Lao; Jing Yu (Saline, MI), Banerjee; Debasish (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
10/ 660,348
September 11, 2003
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT The present invention was made with partial support from The US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (Grant Numbers DAAD 16-00-C-9227, DAAD 16-02-C-0037 and DAAD 16-03-C-0052), Department of Energy Grant Number DE-FG02-00ER45805) and The National Science Foundation (Grant Numbers ECS-0103012 and CMS-0219836). The United States Government retains certain rights to the invention.