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Home > News > Light-Controlled Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Nanoparticles into Twisted Ribbons

February 12th, 2010

Light-Controlled Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Nanoparticles into Twisted Ribbons

Abstract:
The collective properties of nanoparticles manifest in their ability to self-organize into complex microscale structures. Slow oxidation of Te2- in CdTe nanoparticles results in the assembly of 1 to 4-µm long flat ribbons made of several layers of individual CdS/CdTe nanocrystals.

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