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Metal nanodisks using bicellar templates

United States Patent

December 3, 2013
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Metallic nanodisks and a method of making them. The metallic nanodisks are wheel-shaped structures that that provide large surface areas for catalytic applications. The metallic nanodisks are grown within bicelles (disk-like micelles) that template the growth of the metal in the form of approximately circular dendritic sheets. The zero-valent metal forming the nanodisks is formed by reduction of a metal ion using a suitable electron donor species.
Song; Yujiang (Albuquerque, NM), Shelnutt; John A. (Tijeras, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 185,153
August 4, 2008
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.