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Controllable reductive method for synthesizing metal-containing particles

United States Patent

9,909,221
March 6, 2018
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The invention is directed to a method for producing metal-containing particles, the method comprising subjecting an aqueous solution comprising a metal salt, E.sub.h, lowering reducing agent, pH adjusting agent, and water to conditions that maintain the E.sub.h value of the solution within the bounds of an E.sub.h-pH stability field corresponding to the composition of the metal-containing particles to be produced, and producing said metal-containing particles in said aqueous solution at a selected E.sub.h value within the bounds of said E.sub.h-pH stability field. The invention is also directed to the resulting metal-containing particles as well as devices in which they are incorporated.
Moon; Ji-Won (Oak Ridge, TN), Jung; Hyunsung (Nowon-gu, KR), Phelps; Tommy Joe (Knoxville, TN), Duty; Chad E. (Knoxville, TN), Ivanov; Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Joshi; Pooran Chandra (Knoxville, TN), Jellison, Jr.; Gerald Earle (Oak Ridge, TN), Armstrong; Beth Louise (Clinton, TN), Smith; Sean Campbell (Oak Ridge, TN), Rondinone; Adam Justin (Knoxville, TN), Love; Lonnie J. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 205,589
March 12, 2014
This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.