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Methods of making metal oxide nanostructures and methods of controlling morphology of same

United States Patent

November 27, 2012
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The present invention includes a method of producing a crystalline metal oxide nanostructure. The method comprises providing a metal salt solution and providing a basic solution; placing a porous membrane between the metal salt solution and the basic solution, wherein metal cations of the metal salt solution and hydroxide ions of the basic solution react, thereby producing a crystalline metal oxide nanostructure.
Wong; Stanislaus S. (Stony Brook, NY), Zhou; Hongjun (Austin, TX)
12/ 773,651
May 4, 2010
This invention was made with Government support from the National Science Foundation under CAREER Award DMR-0348239 and the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant No. DE-AC02-98CH10886. The Government has certain rights in this invention.