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Metal nanoparticle deposited inorganic nanostructure hybrids, uses thereof and processes for their preparation

United States Patent

9,242,231
January 26, 2016
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This invention relates to a hybrid component comprising at least one nanoparticle of inorganic layered compound (in the form of fullerene-like structure or nanotube), and at least one metal nanoparticle, uses thereof as a catalyst, (e.g. photocatalysis) and processes for its preparation.
Tenne; Reshef (Rehovot, IL), Tsverin; Yulia (Rehovot, IL), Burghaus; Uwe (Fargo, ND), Komarneni; Mallikharjuna Rao (Fargo, ND)
YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD. (Rehovot, IL), NDSU RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Fargo, ND)
13/ 855,258
April 2, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made in part by United States Government support under DE-FG02-08ER15987 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and under CHE-0743932 awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.