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Title: Electrochemical method for synthesizing metal-containing particles and other objects

The invention is directed to a method for producing metal-containing (e.g., non-oxide, oxide, or elemental) nano-objects, which may be nanoparticles or nanowires, the method comprising contacting an aqueous solution comprising a metal salt and water with an electrically powered electrode to form said metal-containing nano-objects dislodged from the electrode, wherein said electrode possesses a nanotextured surface that functions to confine the particle growth process to form said metal-containing nano-objects. The invention is also directed to the resulting metal-containing compositions as well as devices in which they are incorporated.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1354806
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC ORNL
Patent Number(s):
9,637,828
Application Number:
14/205,718
Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 12
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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