Patent Number: 8,585,797

Title: Method for preparing nanocrystalline germanium in GeO.sub.2 and freestanding germanium nanoparticles

Abstract: Methods for preparing nc-Ge/GeO.sub.2 composites by under reductive thermal processing conditions are described. Also described are methods of preparing freestanding nc-Ge via release from the nc-Ge/GeO.sub.2 composites.

Inventors: Veinot; Jonathan Gordon Conn (St. Albert, CA), Henderson; Eric James (Edmonton, CA)

Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta

International Classification: C22B 41/00 (20060101); C22B 13/00 (20060101); C01G 21/00 (20060101); C01G 19/00 (20060101); C01G 17/00 (20060101); B01F 1/00 (20060101); C22B 25/00 (20060101); B01D 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018