Method for making nanomaterials

United States Patent

8,455,048
June 4, 2013
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Stress-Induced Nanofabrication
A method of making a nanostructure by preparing a face centered cubic-ordered metal nanoparticle film from metal nanoparticles, such as gold and silver nanoparticles, exerting a hydrostatic pressure upon the film at pressures of several gigapascals, followed by applying a non-hydrostatic stress perpendicularly at a pressure greater than approximately 10 GPA to form an array of nanowires with individual nanowires having a relatively uniform length, average diameter and density.
12/880,886
September 13, 2010
427/241 ; 427/240; 427/369;
B05D 3/12 (20060101);
427/240,241,369,355
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.