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A general approach to binary and ternary hybrid nanocrystals

Shi, W. L. and Zeng, H and Sahoo, Y and Ohulchanskyy, T. Y. and Ding, Y and Wang, Z. L. and Swihart, M and Prasad, P. N. (2006) A general approach to binary and ternary hybrid nanocrystals. NANO LETTERS, 6 (4). pp. 875-881.

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We describe and demonstrate a general strategy for engineering binary and ternary hybrid nanoparticles based on spontaneous epitaxial nucleation and growth of a second and third component onto seed nanoparticles in high-temperature organic solutions. Multifunctional hybrid nanoparticles that combine magnetic, plasmonic, and semiconducting properties and that are tunable in size and morphology can be realized, as demonstrated for combinations of Au, Fe3O4, and PbS or PbSe. The properties of each component within the hybrids can be modulated strongly by the conjugating component(s) aided by the coherent interfaces between them.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
ID Code:2746
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:20 Jan 2009 11:17
Last Modified:19 Feb 2009 17:39

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