Chemical Design of Nanocrystal Solids
Keywords:Nanocrystals, Self-assembly, Semiconductors, Superlattices, Synthesis
AbstractThis account highlights our recent and present activities dedicated to chemical synthesis and applications of inorganic nanostructures. In particular, we discuss the potential of metal amides as precursors in the synthesis of metallic and semiconductor nanocrystals. We show the importance of surface chemical functionalization for the emergence of collective electronic properties in nanocrystal solids. We also demonstrate a new kind of long-range ordered, crystalline matter comprising colloidal nanocrystals and atomically defined inorganic clusters. Finally, we point the reader's attention to the high potential benefits of size- and shape-tunability of nanocrystals for achieving higher performance of rechargeable Li-ion battery electrodes.
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M. V. Kovalenko, Chimia 2013, 67, 316, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2013.316.
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