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Materials 2010, 3(1), 614-637; doi:10.3390/ma3010614

Semiconductor Nanocrystals Hybridized with Functional Ligands: New Composite Materials with Tunable Properties

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The University of Mississippi, Coulter Hall 113, MS 38677 USA
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Received: 31 December 2009 / Accepted: 21 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Materials)
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Semiconductor nanocrystals hybridized with functional ligands represent an important new class of composite nanomaterials. The development of these new nanoscale building blocks has intensified over the past few years and offer significant advantages in a wide array of applications. Functional ligands allow for incorporation of nanocrystals into areas where their unique photophysics can be exploited. Energy and charge transfer between the ligands and the nanocrystal also result in enhanced physical properties that can be tuned by the choice of ligand architecture. Here, progress in the development and applications involving this new class of composite materials will be discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: quantum dots; composite material; hybrid nanostructures; review; structural and functional properties; synthesis; ligand quantum dots; composite material; hybrid nanostructures; review; structural and functional properties; synthesis; ligand
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McDowell, M.; Wright, A.E.; Hammer, N.I. Semiconductor Nanocrystals Hybridized with Functional Ligands: New Composite Materials with Tunable Properties. Materials 2010, 3, 614-637.

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