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Nanocrystals with linear and branched topology

United States Patent

December 4, 2007
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Disclosed herein are nanostructures comprising distinct dots and rods coupled through potential barriers of tuneable height and width, and arranged in three dimensional space at well defined angles and distances. Such control allows investigation of potential applications ranging from quantum information processing to artificial photosynthesis.
Alivisatos; A. Paul (Oakland, CA), Milliron; Delia (Berkeley, CA), Manna; Liberato (Lecce, IT), Hughes; Steven M. (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 887,013
July 7, 2004
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.