1D nanocrystals with precisely controlled dimensions, compositions, and architectures

Xinchang Pang, Yanjie He, Jaehan Jung, Zhiqun Lin

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Abstract

The ability to synthesize a diverse spectrum of one-dimensional (1D) nanocrystals presents an enticing prospect for exploring nanoscale size- and shape-dependent properties. Here we report a general strategy to craft a variety of plain nanorods, core-shell nanorods, and nanotubes with precisely controlled dimensions and compositions by capitalizing on functional bottlebrush-like block copolymers with well-defined structures and narrow molecular weight distributions as nanoreactors. These cylindrical unimolecular nanoreactors enable a high degree of control over the size, shape, architecture, surface chemistry, and properties of 1D nanocrystals. We demonstrate the synthesis of metallic, ferroelectric, upconversion, semiconducting, and thermoelectric 1D nanocrystals, among others, as well as combinations thereof.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1268-1272
Number of pages5
JournalScience
Volume353
Issue number6305
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Sep 2016

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