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Synthesis of metallic nanoshells on porphyrin-stabilized emulsions

United States Patent

December 13, 2011
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Metal nanostructures formed by photocatalytic interfacial synthesis using a porphyrin-stabilized emulsion template and the method for making the nanostructures. Catalyst-seeded emulsion droplets are employed as templates for hollow-nanoshell growth. The hollow metal nanospheres may be formed with or without inclusions of other materials.
Wang; Haorong (Albuquerque, NM), Song; Yujiang (Albuquerque, NM), Shelnutt; John A. (Tijeras, NM), Medforth; Craig J. (Winters, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 760,850
June 11, 2007
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.