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Ionic liquids as templating agents in formation of uranium-containing nanomaterials

United States Patent

June 10, 2014
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A method for forming nanoparticles containing uranium oxide is described. The method includes combining a uranium-containing feedstock with an ionic liquid to form a mixture and holding the mixture at an elevated temperature for a period of time to form the product nanoparticles. The method can be carried out at low temperatures, for instance less than about C.
Visser; Ann E. (Aiken, SC), Bridges; Nicholas J. (Aiken, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
13/ 606,558
September 7, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.