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Hybrid particles and associated methods

United States Patent

February 10, 2015
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Nano Particles – Supercritical Fluid Process
Hybrid particles that comprise a coating surrounding a chalcopyrite material, the coating comprising a metal, a semiconductive material, or a polymer; a core comprising a chalcopyrite material and a shell comprising a functionalized chalcopyrite material, the shell enveloping the core; or a reaction product of a chalcopyrite material and at least one of a reagent, heat, and radiation. Methods of forming the hybrid particles are also disclosed.
Fox; Robert V. (Idaho Falls, ID), Rodriguez; Rene (Pocatello, ID), Pak; Joshua J. (Pocatello, ID), Sun; Chivin (Staten Island, NY)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
13/ 365,800
February 3, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.