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|NANOCO TECHNOLOGIES LTD. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130314698||Method For The Detection Of Defects In Gas-Barrier Films Using Quantum Dots - By forming nanoparticles from gas-phase precursors within cracks or defects in a gas-barrier film, crack-width may be determined from the diameter of the nanoparticles formed within. The optical absorption and emission wavelengths of a quantum dot are governed by the particle size. For a particular material, the absorption and/or emission wavelengths may therefore be correlated to the particle size (as determined from techniques such as transmission electron microscopy, TEM). Thus, fluorescence measurement techniques and/or confocal microscopy may be used to determine the size of quantum dots formed within a gas-barrier film, allowing both the size and nature of a defect to be determined. The method may be used to assess the potential effects of defects on the integrity of the gas-barrier film.||11-28-2013|
|20130190493||Surface Modified Nanoparticles - Surface-modified nanoparticles are produced by associating ligand interactive agents with the surface of a nanoparticle. The ligand interactive agents are bound to surface modifying ligands that are tailored to impart particular solubility and/or compatibility properties. The ligand interactive agents are crosslinked via a linking/crosslinking agent, such as hexamethoxymethylmelamine or a derivative thereof. The linking/crosslinking agent may provide a binding site for binding the surface modifying ligands to the ligand interactive agents.||07-25-2013|
|20130189803||Molded Nanoparticle Phosphor For Light Emitting Applications - A molded nanoparticle phosphor for light emitting applications is fabricated by converting a suspension of nanoparticles in a matrix material precursor into a molded nanoparticle phosphor. The matrix material can be any material in which the nanoparticles are dispersible and which is moldable. The molded nanoparticle phosphor can be formed from the matrix material precursor/nanoparticle suspension using any molding technique, such as polymerization molding, contact molding, extrusion molding, injection molding, for example. Once molded, the molded nanoparticle phosphor can be coated with a gas barrier material, for example, a polymer, metal oxide, metal nitride or a glass. The barrier-coated molded nanoparticle phosphor can be utilized in a light-emitting device, such as an LED. For example, the phosphor can be incorporated into the packaging of a standard solid state LED and used to down-convert a portion of the emission of the solid state LED emitter.||07-25-2013|
|20130153012||Hybrid Photovoltaic Cells and Related Methods - Embodiments of the present invention involve photovoltaic (PV) cells comprising a semiconducting nanorod-nanocrystal-polymer hybrid layer, as well as methods for fabricating the same. In PV cells according to this invention, the nanocrystals may serve both as the light-absorbing material and as the heterojunctions at which excited electron-hole pairs split.||06-20-2013|
|20130140600||SEMICONDUCTOR NANOPARTICLE-CONTAINING MATERIALS AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES INCORPORATING THE SAME - In various embodiments, the present invention provides a light emitting device cap configured for location on a light emitting device comprising or consisting essentially of a primary light source. The cap defines a well region within which is received a population of semiconductor nanoparticles such that the semiconductor nanoparticles are in optical communication with the primary light source of the light emitting device when the cap is located on the light emitting device. There is further provided a light emitting device comprising or consisting essentially of a primary light source and such a cap, as well as methods for fabricating such a cap and device.||06-06-2013|
|20130075692||SEMICONDUCTOR NANOPARTICLE-BASED LIGHT EMITTING MATERIALS - A light emitting layer including a plurality of light emitting particles embedded within a host matrix material. Each of said light emitting particles includes a population of semiconductor nanoparticles embedded within a polymeric encapsulation medium. A method of fabricating a light emitting layer comprising a plurality of light emitting particles embedded within a host matrix material, each of said light emitting particles comprising a population of semiconductor nanoparticles embedded within a polymeric encapsulation medium. The method comprises providing a dispersion containing said light emitting particles, depositing said dispersion to form a film, and processing said film to produce said light emitting layer.||03-28-2013|
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