Controlled colloidal growth of ultrathin single-crystal ZnS nanowires with a magic-size diameter

Zhengtao Deng, Hao Yan, Yan Liu

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Abstract

Down to the thin wire: A facile colloidal chemistry method is demonstrated for the controlled growth of highly uniform ultrathin single-crystal ZnS nanowires with a magic-size diameter as low as 1.2nm (see HRTEM image). These ultrathin nanowires could find broad use in sensors, photodetectors, and host materials for diluted magnetic semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8695-8698
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume49
Issue number46
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2010

Keywords

  • colloids
  • nanowires
  • quantum chemistry
  • semiconductors
  • zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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