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Synthesis and optical properties of II–VI 1D nanostructures

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1D nanostructures from II–VI semiconductors have been demonstrated to exhibit outstanding optical properties with strong promise for novel optoelectronic devices with augmented performance and functionalities. Herein, we present a comprehensive review discussing important topics pertinent to the fundamental properties and applications of II–VI 1D nanostructures. With practical applications in mind, the considerations, principles and experimental techniques on the sample preparation of high quality 1D nanostructures are highlighted. Fundamentals on the optical properties of II–VI materials, along with relevant investigation techniques and recent progress in the field, are also extensively discussed. With the steady development of their synthesis, characterization and device fabrication, it is strongly expected that II–VI 1D nanostructures will assume a unique position in future technology.

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The article was received on 29 Oct 2011, accepted on 18 Nov 2011, published on 03 Jan 2012 and first published online on 03 Jan 2012

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11612F
Citation: Nanoscale, 2012,4, 1422-1435
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    Synthesis and optical properties of II–VI 1D nanostructures

    M. I. B. Utama, J. Zhang, R. Chen, X. Xu, D. Li, H. Sun and Q. Xiong, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 1422
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11612F

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