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Nanocomposites and Methods for Synthesis and Use Thereof

Abstract: 

Nanocomposite compositions and methods of synthesis of the compositions are described. In particular, liquid crystal-functionalized nanoparticles, liquid crystal-templated nanoparticles, nanocomposite compositions including the nanoparticles, and composite compositions including the nanocomposites are detailed.

Patent Number: 
7,556,743
Date Of Issue: 
07/07/2009
Inventors: 

Benjamin R. Furman;Stephen T. Wellinghoff;Paul M. Thompson;Ralph Rawls