Preparation of Dendritic Metal Oxide Structures

Primary Inventors: 
Description: 

This invention enables high-rate, low cost production of highly porous, nanostructured metal oxide films.  The process includes a plasma spray technology and rapid expansion of super-critical solution, to directly deposit a variety of metal or metal-oxide films on a surface. 

 

Applications: 

Sensors, catalysts and photovoltaics.

Development of thin-film photovoltaics is expected to bring down the cost of this emerging technology.

Advantages: 

An improvement over standard commercial thermal spray technology which produces a thicker, dense coating.  

Licensing Status: 
Available for Licensing
Patent Status: 

Patent Pending

Docket: 
UMA 08-45

International Application Published Under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

PCT/US2010/41855

For More Information: 

Ling X. Shen, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior Licensing Officer
Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property
Phone: 413-545-5276
E-mail: lxshen@research.umass.edu