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May 10th, 2010

Tungsten Nanoparticles Shown To Be As Versatile As Carbon Nanotubes in PPG Industries' Patent

Abstract:
Nanoparticles of tungsten, tungsten nanoalloys and nanocompounds, methods of manufacturing tungsten nanoparticles, and applications of tungsten nanoparticles in electronics, in optical devices, in photonics, as reagents for fine chemical synthesis, as pigments, and as catalysts earned U.S. Patent 7,708,974 for PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. (Cleveland, OH).


Tapesh Yadav (Longmont, CO) developed methods of producing very fine, high purity powders of tungsten (W) in high volume, at low-cost, and reproducible quality. Tungsten nanoparticles may also be used to form stronger polymer composites.

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