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Condensed phase conversion and growth of nanorods and other materials instead of from vapor

United States Patent

7,815,973
October 19, 2010
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Compositions, systems and methods are described for condensed phase conversion and growth of nanorods and other materials. A method includes providing a condensed phase matrix material; and activating the condensed phase matrix material to produce a plurality of nanorods by condensed phase conversion and growth from the condensed phase matrix material instead of from vapor. The compositions are very strong. The compositions and methods provide advantages because they allow (1) formation rates of nanostructures necessary for reasonable production rates, and (2) the near net shaped production of component structures.
Geohegan; David B. (Knoxville, TN), Seals; Roland D. (Oak Ridge, TN), Puretzky; Alex A. (Knoxville, TN), Fan; Xudong (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN), University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, TN)
11/ 037,725
20050164583
January 18, 2005
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract No. DE-AC05-96OR22464 awarded by the United States Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, and Contract No. DE-AC05-84OR21400 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., and the Government has certain rights in this invention.