The direct synthesis of heteronanocrystals (HNCs) combining different ternary semiconductors is challenging and has not yet been successful. Here, we report a sequential topotactic cation exchange (CE) pathway that yields CuInSe2/CuInS2 dot core/rod shell nanorods with near-infrared luminescence. In our
The photocatalytic self-cleaning characteristics of titania facilitate the fabrication of reuseable templates for protein nanopatterning. Titania nanostructures were fabricated over square centimeter areas by interferometric lithography (IL) and nanoimprint lithography (NIL). With the use of a Lloyd's mirror two-beam interferometer
Magic-sized clusters (MSCs) can be isolated as intermediates in quantum dot (QD) synthesis, and they provide pivotal clues in understanding QD growth mechanisms. We report syntheses for two families of heterogeneous-atom-incorporated InP MSCs that have chlorine or zinc atoms. All
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 25(18), 10746-10753 (2009-07-18)
Electron-hole pair formation at titania surfaces leads to the formation of reactive species that degrade organic materials. Here, we describe the degradation of self-assembled monolayers of alkylphosphonic acids on the native oxide of titanium following exposure to UV light. The
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(34), 9441-9447 (2015-08-12)
We investigate clustered CdSe/CdS quantum dots/quantum rods, ranging from single to multiple encapsulated rods within amphiphilic diblock copolymer micelles, by time-resolved optical spectroscopy. The effect of the clustering and the cluster size on the optical properties is addressed. The clusters
Switchable liquid crystal (LC) composites are a unique and attractive class of functional materials due to their extensive use in various applications including smart and privacy windows. Demand for developing smart windows with good switchable performance has steadily increasing in
Fabrication of controllable and stable In2O3 nanowire transistors using an octadecylphosphonic acid self-assembled monolayer.
Lim T, et al.
Nanotechnology, 26(14), 145203-145203 (2015)
Modification of cupronickel alloy surface with octadecylphosphonic acid self-assembled films for improved corrosion resistance.
Photoresponsive transistor memories that can be erased using light-only bias are of significant interest owing to their convenient elimination of stored data for information delivery. Herein, we suggest a strategy to improve light-erasable organic transistor memories, which enables fast "photoinduced
Ligand-induced chirality in semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) has attracted attention because of the tunable optical properties of the NCs. Induced circular dichroism (CD) has been observed in CdX (X = S, Se, Te) NCs and their hybrids, but circularly polarized luminescence
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 48(15), 4919-4930 (2005-07-22)
We previously reported that fatty alcohol phosphates (FAP) represent a minimal pharmacophore required to interact with lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) receptors. To improve the activity of the first-generation saturated FAP series, a structure-activity relationship (SAR) study was carried out that includes
Colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) feature a low degeneracy of electronic states at the band edges compared with the corresponding bulk material, as well as a narrow emission linewidth. Unfortunately for potential laser applications, this degeneracy is incompletely lifted in the
Branched heterostructured semiconductor nanoparticles such as core seeded tetrapods and octapods offer properties not seen in their spherical core-shell counterparts, but are challenging to synthesize with a large diversity of branch numbers via heterogeneous nucleation and growth processes alone. This
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 25(19), 5014-5021 (2019-01-27)
CH3 NH3 PbBr3 perovskite quantum dots (PQDs) are synthesized by using four different linear alkyl phosphonic acids (PAs) in conjunction with (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane (APTES) as capping ligands. The resultant PQDs are characterized by means of XRD, TEM, Raman spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy
Controlled assembly of nanostructures is a key challenge in nanotechnology. In this work, we introduce an approach for the controlled assembly of 1D nanodumbbells-Au-tipped semiconductor nanorods-into arbitrary 2D higher architectures, by their chemical docking to nanopatterned functionalities. We realized the
n-Octadecylphosphonic acid grafted mesoporous magnetic nanoparticle: Preparation, characterization, and application in magnetic solid-phase extraction.
Ding J, et al.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1217(47), 7351-7358 (2010)
Fast formation of superhydrophobic octadecylphosphonic acid (ODPA) coating for self-cleaning and oil/water separation.
Semiconductor sensitized solar cells, a promising candidate for next-generation photovoltaics, have seen notable progress using 0-D quantum dots as light harvesting materials. Integration of higher-dimensional nanostructures and their multi-composition variants into sensitized solar cells is, however, still not fully investigated
Resistance of Superhydrophobic Surface-Functionalized TiO2 Nanotubes to Corrosion and Intense Cavitation.
Thin films prepared of semiconductor nanoparticles are promising for low-cost electronic applications such as transistors and solar cells. One hurdle for their breakthrough is their notoriously low conductivity. To address this, we precisely decorate CdSe nanoparticles with platinum domains of
Quantum dots (QDs) are steadily being implemented as down-conversion phosphors in market-ready display products to enhance color rendering, brightness, and energy efficiency. However, for adequate longevity, QDs must be encased in a protective barrier that separates them from ambient oxygen
We present a method that allows determining the band-edge exciton fine structure of CdSe/CdS dot-in-rods samples based on single particle polarization measurements at room temperature. We model the measured emission polarization of such single particles considering the fine structure properties