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Ternary oxide nanostructures and methods of making same

United States Patent

September 8, 2009
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A single crystalline ternary nanostructure having the formula A.sub.xB.sub.yO.sub.z, wherein x ranges from 0.25 to 24, and y ranges from 1.5 to 40, and wherein A and B are independently selected from the group consisting of Ag, Al, As, Au, B, Ba, Br, Ca, Cd, Ce, Cl, Cm, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Dy, Er, Eu, F, Fe, Ga, Gd, Ge, Hf, Ho, I, In, Ir, K, La, Li, Lu, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Nb, Nd, Ni, Os, P, Pb, Pd, Pr, Pt, Rb, Re, Rh, Ru, S, Sb, Sc, Se, Si, Sm, Sn, Sr, Ta, Tb, Tc, Te, Ti, Tl, Tm, U, V, W, Y, Yb, and Zn, wherein the nanostructure is at least 95% free of defects and/or dislocations.
Wong; Stanislaus S. (Stony Brook, NY), Park; Tae-Jin (Port Jefferson, NY)
The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Albany, NY)
11/ 581,766
October 13, 2006
This invention was made with support by the US Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, the donors of the American Chemical Society under the auspices of the Petroleum Research Fund, and the National Science Foundation (CAREER award DMR-0348239. The Government has certain rights in this invention.