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Facile and Cost Effective Preparation of Diverse Nanomaterials
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For Information, Contact:
Craig Forney
Commercialization Manager, Chemistry and Materials Sciences
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
5/4/2015
ISURF #
3912
Summary:
A simple, convenient and general method to synthesize a large variety of nanostructured materials, with different properties and controllable sizes and shapes, was developed by Iowa State University researchers.

Description:
Nanotechnology is a rapidly advancing area of science. Nanomaterials can serve as building blocks or additives for other materials and find new applications in diverse fields. Novel strategies for nanostructure preparation are of fundamental importance in the advancement of science and technology.  However,  much  research  needs  to  be  done  to  find  a  simple, convenient and general method to synthesize a large variety of nanostructured materials with different properties and controllable sizes and shapes. To address this need, Iowa State University researchers have developed a simple, cost effective, generalizable and robust means to create a wide spectrum of different monodispersed nanostructures with controllable sizes and shapes.  These materials can serve as functional nanoscopic building blocks for use in a variety of applications and are ideal for fundamental research in macromolecule science, nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Advantage:
• Controllable (preparation of specific nanomaterial architectures)
• Versatile (synthesis method is applicable to a variety of building blocks)
• Economical (use of low cost materials and process)
Application:
Optics, electronics, optoelectronics, magnetic technologies, sensory materials and devices, drug delivery, biotechnology

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Patent Information:
*To see the full version of the patent(s), follow the link below, then click on "Images" button.
Country Serial No. Patent No. Issued Date
United States 13/189,800 8,445,577* 5/21/2013
United States 13/748,763 8,993,665* 3/31/2015


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