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Title: Materials and methods for the preparation of nanocomposites

Disclosed herein is an isolable colloidal particle comprising a nanoparticle and an inorganic capping agent bound to the surface of the nanoparticle, a solution of the same, a method for making the same from a biphasic solvent mixture, and the formation of structures and solids from the isolable colloidal particle. The process can yield photovoltaic cells, piezoelectric crystals, thermoelectric layers, optoelectronic layers, light emitting diodes, ferroelectric layers, thin film transistors, floating gate memory devices, imaging devices, phase change layers, and sensor devices.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1254176
Assignee:
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (Chicago, IL) ANL
Patent Number(s):
9,346,998
Application Number:
13/266,079
Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Apr 23
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY