Epitaxial CdSe-Au nanocrystal heterostructures by thermal annealing

A Figuerola, MA van Huis, M Zanella, A Genovese, S Marras, A Falqui, HW Zandbergen, R Cingolani, L Manna

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    The thermal evolution of a collection of heterogeneous CdSe-Au nanosystems (Au-decorated CdSe nanorods, networks, vertical assemblies) prepared by wet-chemical approaches was monitored in situ in the transmission electron microscope. In contrast to interfaces that are Formed during kinetically controlled wet chemical synthesis, heating under vacuum conditions results in distinct and well-defined CdSe/Au interfaces, located at the CdSe polar surfaces. The high quality of these interfaces should make the heterostructures more suitable for use in nanoscale electronic devices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3028-2036
    Number of pages991
    JournalNano Letters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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