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Superhydrophilic nanostructure

United States Patent

9,028,958
May 12, 2015
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An embodiment of a superhydrophilic nanostructure includes nanoparticles. The nanoparticles are formed into porous clusters. The porous clusters are formed into aggregate clusters. An embodiment of an article of manufacture includes the superhydrophilic nanostructure on a substrate. An embodiment of a method of fabricating a superhydrophilic nanostructure includes applying a solution that includes nanoparticles to a substrate. The substrate is heated to form aggregate clusters of porous clusters of the nanoparticles.
Mao; Samuel S. (Castro Valley, CA), Zormpa; Vasileia (Berkeley, CA), Chen; Xiaobo (Albany, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
13/ 265,377
20120128963
May 6, 2010
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.