First time demonstration of enhanced formation of polymers on nanostructures under X-ray irradiation.
Researchers at UC Davis have developed methods of formation of a polymer from a monomer on a metal-based nanoparticle under X-ray irradiation or the dissolution of metal ions from this nanoparticle under X-ray irradiation, and more specifically methods of enhancing formation of a polyanilne polymer from an aniline monomer on a silver core - gold shell nanoparticle under X-ray irradiation and release of Ag ions from this core-shell nanoparticle. X-rays are highly penetrating, and nanomaterials can pinpoint the growth of polymers down to nanometer scale. Therefore it is possible to use short wavelength X-rays and nanomaterials to create high precision polymer structures of nanometer resolution.
|United States Of America||Issued Patent||9,718,922||08/01/2017||2013-325|
X-ray nanochemistry, chemical enhancement, physical enhancement, polymerization, nanomaterials, X-rays, lithography, semiconductors, sensors, antimicrobial, triggered release, polyaniline