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One-dimensional CdSnanostructures: synthesis, properties, and applications

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One-dimensional (1D) semiconductor nanostructures are of prime interest due to their potential in investigating the size and dimensionality dependence of the materials' physical properties and constructing nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic devices. Cadmium sulfide (CdS) is an important semiconductor compound of the IIVI group, and its synthesis and properties have been of growing interest owing to prominent applications in several fields. This article provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research activities that focus on the rational synthesis, novel properties and unique applications of 1D CdSnanostructures in nanotechnology. It begins with the rational design and synthesis of 1D CdSnanostructures, and then highlights a range of unique properties and applications (e.g. photoluminescence, cathodoluminescence, electrochemiluminescence, photocatalysis, lasers, waveguides, modulators, solar cells, field-effect transistors, photodetectors, field-emitters, and nanogenerators) associated with them. Finally, the review is concluded with the author outlook of the perspectives with respect to future research on 1D CdSnanostructures.

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The article was received on 17 Dec 2009, accepted on 13 Jan 2010 and first published on 25 Jan 2010


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B9NR00415G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2010,2, 168-187
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    One-dimensional CdSnanostructures: synthesis, properties, and applications

    T. Zhai, X. Fang, L. Li, Y. Bando and D. Golberg, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 168
    DOI: 10.1039/B9NR00415G

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