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In-situ formation of nanoparticles within a silicon-based matrix

United States Patent

June 10, 2008
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A method for encapsulating nanoparticles with an encapsulating matrix that minimizes aggregation and maintains favorable properties of the nanoparticles. The matrix comprises silicon-based network-forming compounds such as ormosils and polysiloxanes. The nanoparticles are synthesized from precursors directly within the silicon-based matrix.
Thoma; Steven G. (Albuquerque, NM), Wilcoxon; Jess P. (Albuquerque, NM), Abrams; Billie L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 242,274
October 3, 2005
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.