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Metal nanoparticles with a pre-selected number of atoms

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A metron refers to a molecule which contains a pre-defined number of high affinity binding sites for metal ions. Metrons may be used to prepare homogenous populations of nanoparticles each composed of a same, specific number of atoms, wherein each particle has the same size ranging from 2 atoms to about ten nanometers.

Inventors: 
Kidwell, David A.; Epshteyn, Albert
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2011-12-12
Grant Date: 
2014-05-20
Grant time: 
890 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
16
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY