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Method of photocatalytic nanotagging

United States Patent

April 27, 2010
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A nanotagged chemical structure comprising a chemical structure with an associated photocatalyst and a tagging nanoparticle (a nanotag) grown in proximity to the photocatalyst, and a method for making the nanotagged chemical structure. The nanoparticle is grown in proximity to the photocatalyst by using a photocatalytic reduction reaction.
Shelnutt; John A. (Tijeras, NM), Medforth; Craig J. (Winters, CA), Song; Yujiang (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 542,506
October 3, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.