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Title: Systems and methods for producing metal clusters; functionalized surfaces; and droplets including solvated metal ions

Abstract

The invention generally relates to systems and methods for producing metal clusters; functionalized surfaces; and droplets including solvated metal ions. In certain aspects, the invention provides methods that involve providing a metal and a solvent. The methods additionally involve applying voltage to the solvated metal to thereby produce solvent droplets including ions of the metal containing compound, and directing the solvent droplets including the metal ions to a target. In certain embodiments, once at the target, the metal ions can react directly or catalyze reactions.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1373906
Patent Number(s):
9,719,181
Application Number:
15/412,230
Assignee:
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION CHO
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-06ER15807
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Jan 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Cooks, Robert Graham, Li, Anyin, and Luo, Qingjie. Systems and methods for producing metal clusters; functionalized surfaces; and droplets including solvated metal ions. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Cooks, Robert Graham, Li, Anyin, & Luo, Qingjie. Systems and methods for producing metal clusters; functionalized surfaces; and droplets including solvated metal ions. United States.
Cooks, Robert Graham, Li, Anyin, and Luo, Qingjie. 2017. "Systems and methods for producing metal clusters; functionalized surfaces; and droplets including solvated metal ions". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1373906.
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