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Soft chemical routes to semiconductor nanostructures

Gautam, Ujjal K. and Sardar, Kripasindhu and Deepak, F. Leonard and Rao, C. N. R. (2005) Soft chemical routes to semiconductor nanostructures. PRAMANA journal of physics, 65 (4). p. 549.

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Soft chemistry has emerged as an important means of generating nanocrystals, nanowires and other nanostructures of semiconducting materials. We describe the synthesis of CdS and other metal chalcogenide nanocrystals by a solvothermal route. We also describe the synthesis of nanocrystals of AlN, GaN and InN by the reaction of hexamethyldisilazane with the corresponding metal chloride or metal cupferronate under solvothermal conditions. Nanowires of Se and Te have been obtained by a self-seeding solution-based method. A single source precursor based on urea complexes of metal chlorides gives rise to metal nitride nanocrystals, nanowires and nanotubes. The liquid--liquid interface provides an excellent medium for preparing single-crystalline films of metal chalcogenides.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:3631
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 09:12
Last Modified:02 Mar 2009 09:53

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