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Method of preparing size-selected metal clusters

United States Patent

May 11, 2010
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The invention provides a method for depositing catalytic clusters on a surface, the method comprising confining the surface to a controlled atmosphere; contacting the surface with catalyst containing vapor for a first period of time; removing the vapor from the controlled atmosphere; and contacting the surface with a reducing agent for a second period of time so as to produce catalyst-containing nucleation sites.
Elam; Jeffrey W. (Elmhurst, IL), Pellin; Michael J. (Naperville, IL), Stair; Peter C. (Northbrook, IL)
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
11/ 714,087
March 5, 2007
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.