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Nanocrystalline heterojunction materials

United States Patent

February 3, 2004
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Mesoporous nanocrystalline titanium dioxide heterojunction materials and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, materials comprising a core of titanium dioxide and a shell of a molybdenum oxide exhibit a decrease in their photoadsorption energy as the size of the titanium dioxide core decreases.
Elder; Scott H. (Portland, OR), Su; Yali (Richland, WA), Gao; Yufei (Blue Bell, PA), Heald; Steve M. (Downers Grove, IL)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 429,106
May 1, 2003
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.