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Metal hydride nanoparticles

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A nanoparticle of a decomposition product of a transition metal aluminum hydride compound, a transition metal borohydride compound, or a transition metal gallium hydride compound. A process of: reacting a transition metal salt with an aluminum hydride compound, a borohydride compound, or a gallium hydride compound to produce one or more of the nanoparticles. The reaction occurs in solution while being sonicated at a temperature at which the metal hydride compound decomposes. A process of: reacting a nanoparticle with a compound containing at least two hydroxyl groups to form a coating having multi-dentate metal-alkoxides.

Inventors: 
Epshteyn, Albert; Purdy, Andrew P.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2008-11-26
Grant Date: 
2015-11-03
Grant time: 
2,533 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
46
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY