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Process for producing polymer multilayers of segregated nanoparticles

United States Patent Application

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A process for producing a multilayered composite composition which has a discrete layer or layers of nanoparticles within a layer of a polymer, is described. The nanoparticles are precipitated in a liquid polymer, preferably, by heating or solubilization of the polymer. The composite compositions are useful for use in photovoltaic devices as well as for in settings where multiple layers are important such as for low gas or liquid permeability films.
Mackay, Michael E. (East Lansing, MI), Krishnan, Ramachandran Sivaraman (Lansing, MI)
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing MI)
11/ 715,702
March 8, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was supported through NSF CTS-0400840, NSF NIRT-0210247, NSF-CTS-0417640, NSF NIRT-0506309, NSF DMR-0520415, DE-FG02-90ER45418, DE-FG02-05ER46211, ARO W911NF-05-1-0357, and also support by the U.S. Department of Energy, BES-Materials Science, under Contract W-31-109-ENG-38. The U.S. Government has certain rights to this invention.