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Method of synthesizing pyrite nanocrystals

United States Patent

April 23, 2013
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A method of synthesizing pyrite nanocrystals is disclosed which in one embodiment includes forming a solution of iron (III) diethyl dithiophosphate and tetra-alkyl-ammonium halide in water. The solution is heated under pressure. Pyrite nanocrystal particles are then recovered from the solution.
Wadia; Cyrus (Alexandria, VA), Wu; Yue (West Lafayette, IN)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
13/ 140,810
December 17, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.