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Multifunctional nanocrystals

United States Patent

June 22, 2010
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Multifunctional nanocomposites are provided including a core of either a magnetic material or an inorganic semiconductor, and, a shell of either a magnetic material or an inorganic semiconductor, wherein the core and the shell are of differing materials, such multifunctional nanocomposites having multifunctional properties including magnetic properties from the magnetic material and optical properties from the inorganic semiconductor material. Various applications of such multifunctional nanocomposites are also provided.
Klimov; Victor I. (Los Alamos, NM), Hollingsworth; Jennifer A. (Los Alamos, NM), Crooker; Scott A. (Los Alamos, NM), Kim; Hyungrak (Albuquerque, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 897,073
August 28, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.