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Chemical modification of nanocrystal surfaces

United States Patent

May 7, 2013
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A method is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a precursor nanoparticle comprising a base material and a first ligand attached to the base material, and reacting the precursor nanoparticle with a reactant comprising a silicon bond, thereby removing the first ligand.
Alivisatos; A. Paul (Berkeley, CA), Owen; Jonathan (New York, NY)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
13/ 056,592
July 27, 2009
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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 the invention.