Method for making nanomaterials

Patent Number: 8,455,048
Issued: 6/4/2013
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Abstract: 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.
Filed: 9/13/2010
Application Number: 12/880,886
Related Opportunity: Stress-Induced Fabrication of Nanomaterials
Stress-Induced Fabrication of Nanomaterials
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.