Wednesday, September 01, 2010

US Patent 7785391 - Dendritic metal nanoparticles

This patent from Sandia Corp. teaches a manufacture of dendritic metal nanostructures having a high surface to volume to increase the efficiency of catalysts and sensing devices. Claim 1 reads:

1. A dendritic metal nanostructure comprising a metal dendrite and a surface-associated surfactant, wherein the metal dendrite comprises a two-dimensional sheet of metal branches.