Organic-inorganic nanocomposites by placing conjugated polymers in intimate contact with quantum rods

Lei Zhao, Xinchang Pang, Ramkrishna Adhikary, Jacob W. Petrich, Malika Jeffries-El, Zhiqun Lin

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Abstract

Novel organic-inorganic nanocomposites are synthesized by directly grafting end-functionalized conjugated polymers (CPs) onto anisotropic nanocrystals (NCs) that have a complimentary functional group through a robust Heck coupling. Such nanocomposites, in which CPs and anisotropic NCs are intimately contacted, are very promising for use in organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells with improved power conversion efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2844-2849
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Heck coupling
  • cadmium selenide
  • nanocomposites
  • poly(3-hexylthiophene)
  • quantum rods

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