US Patent No. 9,907,183

ELECTRICAL, PLATING AND CATALYTIC USES OF METAL NANOMATERIAL COMPOSITIONS


Patent No. 9,907,183
Issue Date February 27, 2018
Title Electrical, Plating And Catalytic Uses Of Metal Nanomaterial Compositions
Inventorship Kurt A. Schroder, Coupland, TX (US)
Steve McCool, Austin, TX (US)
Denny Hamill, Austin, TX (US)
Dennis Wilson, Austin, TX (US)
Wayne Furlan, Austin, TX (US)
Kevin Walter, Austin, TX (US)
Darrin Willauer, Austin, TX (US)
Karl Martin, Austin, TX (US)
Assignee NCC NANO, PLLC, Dallas, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,907,183

1. A system for sintering materials, said system comprising:
a flashlamp configured to generate a plurality of electromagnetic emission pulses for irradiating a film on a substrate in
ambient air in order to sinter said film on said substrate such that the conductivity of said film on said substrate increases
by at least two-fold, wherein said substrate includes a material having at least one dimension less than 1 micrometer, wherein
said film includes at least one metal; and

a control circuit for controlling said flashlamp to limit an areal energy density of each of said electromagnetic emission
pulses to within the order of 1 Joules/cm2, and to limit a duration of each of said electromagnetic emission pulses to be between one microsecond and one hundred milliseconds.