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Preparation of silica stabilized biological templates for the production of metal and layered nanoparticles

United States Patent

February 26, 2013
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The present invention relates to a system and method providing for increased silica growth on a bio-template, wherein the bio-template is pretreated with aniline to produce a uniform silica attractive surface and yielding a significant silica layers of at least 10 nm, and more preferably at least 20 nm in thickness, thereby providing for a high degree of stability to the bio-template.
Culver; James N. (Potomac, MD), Royston; Elizabeth (Walkersville, MD), Brown; Adam (Berwyn Heights, MD), Harris; Michael (Lafeyette, IN)
University of Maryland, College Park (Baltimore, MD), Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN)
12/ 790,926
May 31, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This work was supported by a grant from the Department of Energy under contract number DEFG02-02ER45975-03527021 and the United States Government has rights to this invention.