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Title: Composites comprising biologically-synthesized nanomaterials

The present disclosure describes composite materials containing a polymer material and a nanoscale material dispersed in the polymer material. The nanoscale materials may be biologically synthesized, such as tellurium nanorods synthesized by Bacillus selenitireducens. Composite materials of the present disclosure may have optical limiting properties and find use in optical limiting devices.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1083274
Assignee:
University of Houston (Houston, TX) DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
8,431,640
Application Number:
12/610,612
Contract Number:
F36-08GO880008
Research Org:
DOEEE (USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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