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Title: Nanostructures having crystalline and amorphous phases

The present invention includes a nanostructure, a method of making thereof, and a method of photocatalysis. In one embodiment, the nanostructure includes a crystalline phase and an amorphous phase in contact with the crystalline phase. Each of the crystalline and amorphous phases has at least one dimension on a nanometer scale. In another embodiment, the nanostructure includes a nanoparticle comprising a crystalline phase and an amorphous phase. The amorphous phase is in a selected amount. In another embodiment, the nanostructure includes crystalline titanium dioxide and amorphous titanium dioxide in contact with the crystalline titanium dioxide. Each of the crystalline and amorphous titanium dioxide has at least one dimension on a nanometer scale.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1178675
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,018,122
Application Number:
13/256,421
Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Mar 03
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Other works cited in this record:

Preparation and properties of amorphous titania-coated zinc oxide nanoparticles
journal, July 2006
  • Liao, Min-Hung; Hsu, Chih-Hsiung; Chen, Dong-Hwang
  • Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Vol. 179, Issue 7, p. 2020-2026
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2006.03.042

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