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Mid-infrared photodetectors

United States Patent

April 19, 2016
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Nanoparticles, methods of manufacture, devices comprising the nanoparticles, methods of their manufacture, and methods of their use are provided herein. The nanoparticles and devices having photoabsorptions in the range of 1.7 .mu.m to 12 .mu.m and can be used as photoconductors, photodiodes, phototransistors, charge-coupled devices (CCD), luminescent probes, lasers, thermal imagers, night-vision systems, and/or photodetectors.
Guyot-Sionnest; Philippe (Chicago, IL), Keuleyan; Sean E. (Chicago, IL), Lhuillier; Emmanuel (Paris, FR)
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
14/ 117,064
May 21, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with governmental support under grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) (DMR-070626) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) (DE-FG02-06ER46326). The government has certain rights in the invention.