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Materials and methods for the preparation of nanocomposites

United States Patent

January 30, 2018
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Disclosed herein is an isolable colloidal particle comprising a nanoparticle and an inorganic capping agent bound to the surface of the nanoparticle, a method for making the same in a biphasic solvent mixture, and the formation of structures and solids from the isolable colloidal particle. The process can yield photovoltaic cells, piezoelectric crystals, thermoelectric layers, optoelectronic layers, light emitting diodes, ferroelectric layers, thin film transistors, floating gate memory devices, phase change layers, and sensor devices.
Nag; Angshuman (Pune, IN), Talapin; Dmitri V. (Riverside, IL)
14/ 117,070
May 16, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The invention was made with governmental support under grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (DMR-0847535; IIP-10471801) and U.S. Department of Energy (DE-AC02-06CH11357). The U.S. government has certain rights in the invention.