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Surface Ligand Population Controlled Oriented Attachment: A Case of CdS Nanowires

Srivastava, Bhupendra B and Jana, Santanu and Sarma, DD and Pradhan, Narayan (2010) Surface Ligand Population Controlled Oriented Attachment: A Case of CdS Nanowires. In: Journal Physical Chemistry Letters, 1 (13). pp. 1932-1935.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jz1006077

Abstract

using two types of organic ligands having similar chemical structure but different physical properties and varying their dynamic population at the surface of zinc blende seed nanocrystals, self-assembled zinc blende semicircular-shaped bent nanowires of CdS are synthesized via a colloidal synthetic approach. It is found that the hydrophobic tail interaction of long-chain ligands puts strain on these thin nanowires (< 2 nm diameter) and bend them to some extent, forming strained nanowires.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Keywords: Nanowires; oriented attachment; ligand dynamics; bent.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 06:34
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/31042

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