Wednesday, August 13, 2008

US 7410697 - Nanoparticles derivatized as monomers in a polymer

This patent from SAIC is fairly basic to the incorporation of nanoparticles in polymers (priority: Nov. 1, 2001) and teaches methods of fabrication in which the agglomeration of the nanoparticles is avoided. Claim 1 reads:

1. A composition of matter comprising a polymer fiber with a plurality of controllably spaced nanoparticles integrated into the polymer fiber; wherein the nanoparticles are derivatized to function as a monomer in the polymer fiber.