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Pub. No.:    WO/2012/104594    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2012/000116
Publication Date: 09.08.2012 International Filing Date: 03.02.2012
C23C 18/14 (2006.01)
Applicants: HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY [GB/GB]; Riccarton Edinburgh EH14 4AS (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
NG, Jack Hoyd Gigg [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
WATSON, David [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
DESMULLIEZ, Marc [FR/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
HAND, Duncan Paul [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: NG, Jack Hoyd Gigg; (GB).
WATSON, David; (GB).
HAND, Duncan Paul; (GB)
Agent: NAISMITH, Robert Stewart; Marks & Clerk LLP Aurora 120 Bothwell Street Glasgow G2 7JS (GB)
Priority Data:
1101907.2 04.02.2011 GB
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The invention provides a method of reducing metal ions (3, 204) present on a substrate (100) comprising contacting the metal ions with a material (2, 201, 202) capable of reducing the metal ions to metal atoms (6, 9) upon exposure to visible light, and exposing the material to visible light (1 ) whereby to generate metal atoms from the metal ions.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un procédé de réduction d'ions métalliques (3, 204) présents sur un substrat (100), comprenant la mise en contact des ions métalliques avec une substance (2, 201, 202) apte à réduire les ions métalliques en atomes métalliques (6, 9) lors de l'exposition à de la lumière visible et l'exposition de la substance à de la lumière visible (1), ce qui produit de cette manière des atomes métalliques à partir des ions métalliques.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)