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Pyrolytic formation of metallic nanoparticles

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A method and a ceramic made therefrom by: providing a composition of a compound having the formula below and a metallic component, and pyrolyzing the composition. R is an organic group. The value n is a positive integer. Q is an acetylenic repeat unit having an acetylene group, crosslinked acetylene group, (MLx)y-acetylene complex, and/or crosslinked (MLx)y-acetylene complex. M is a metal. L is a ligand. The values x and y are positive integers. The metallic component is the (MLx)y-acetylene complex in the compound or a metallic compound capable of reacting with the acetylenic repeat unit to form the (MLx)y-acetylene complex. The ceramic comprises metallic nanoparticles.

Inventors: 
Keller, Teddy M.; Kolel-veetil, Manoj K.; Qadri, Syed B.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2008-03-19
Grant Date: 
2010-04-20
Grant time: 
762 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
13
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY