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Method of making monodisperse nanoparticles

United States Patent

October 16, 2012
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A method of making particles of either spherical or cylindrical geometry with a characteristic diameter less than 50 nanometers by mixing at least one structure directing agent dissolved in a solvent with at least one amphiphilic block copolymer dissolved in a solvent to make a solution containing particles, where the particles can be subsequently separated and dispersed in a solvent of choice.
Fan; Hongyou (Albuquerque, NM), Sun; Zaicheng (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 706,003
February 16, 2010
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.