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Controlled synthesis of nanoparticles using ultrasound in continuous flow

United States Patent

9,073,761
July 7, 2015
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Apparatuses and methods for synthesizing nanoparticles are provided. Methods for synthesizing nanoparticles are provided comprising mixing at least two solutions comprising the components of the nanoparticles within a micromixer; exposing the resultant mixed, unreacted, azeotropic solution to ultrasound; and collecting the generated nanoparticles. Apparatuses are also provided for synthesizing nanoparticles comprising a micromixer in fluid connection with a continuous reactor comprising at least one inlet, at least one outlet, and an ultrasound horn oriented such that the acoustic energy is transferred to the fluid within the continuous reactor.
Palanisamy; Barath (Corvallis, OR), Paul; Brian K. (Corvallis, OR), Eluri; Ravindranadh Tagore (Corvallis, OR)
THE STATE OF OREGON ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (Corvallis, OR)
14/ 203,900
20140255293
March 11, 2014
This invention was made with government support under Blanket Master Agreement No. 57494, Task Order No. 79791 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.