Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals : controlled synthesis and surface chemistry in organic media

Chang, Jin & Waclawik, Eric R. (2014) Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals : controlled synthesis and surface chemistry in organic media. RSC Advances, 4(45), pp. 23505-23527.

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Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (CS-NCs) possess compelling benefits of low-cost, large-scale solution processing, and tunable optoelectronic properties through controlled synthesis and surface chemistry engineering. These merits make them promising candidates for a variety of applications. This review focuses on the general strategies and recent developments of the controlled synthesis of CS-NCs in terms of crystalline structure, particle size, dominant exposed facet, and their surface passivation. Highlighted are the organic-media based synthesis of metal chalcogenide (including cadmium, lead, and copper chalcogenide) and metal oxide (including titanium oxide and zinc oxide) nanocrystals. Current challenges and thus future opportunities are also pointed out in this review.

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ID Code: 74913
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1039/c4ra02684e
ISSN: 2046-2069
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Royal Society of Chemistry
Copyright Statement: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.
Deposited On: 11 Aug 2014 22:51
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2014 22:37

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