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Methods for creating ligand induced paramagnetism in nanocrystalline structures

United States Patent

9,520,217
December 13, 2016
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A method according to one general embodiment includes applying an organic surfactant to a nanoparticle having a d.sup.10 configuration for altering a magnetic property of the nanoparticle. A method according to another general embodiment includes applying an organic surfactant to a II-VI semiconductor nanoparticle having a d.sup.10 configuration for altering a magnetic property of the nanoparticle, wherein the nanoparticle has a mean radius of less than about 50 .ANG..
Meulenberg; Robert W. (Orono, ME), Lee; Jonathan R. I. (Livermore, CA), Van Buuren; Anthony W. (Livermore, CA), Terminello; Louis J. (Danville, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 332,671
20100148112
December 11, 2008
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.