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Carbon quantum dots and a method of making the same

United States Patent

9,738,827
August 22, 2017
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The present invention is directed to a method of preparing a carbon quantum dot. The carbon quantum dot can be prepared from a carbon precursor, such as a fullerene, and a complex metal hydride. The present invention also discloses a carbon quantum dot made by reacting a carbon precursor with a complex metal hydride and a polymer containing a carbon quantum dot made by reacting a carbon precursor with a complex metal hydride.
Zidan; Ragaiy (Aiken, SC), Teprovich; Joseph A. (Aiken, SC), Washington; Aaron L. (Aiken, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
15/ 141,415
April 28, 2016
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-085R22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.