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Nanoscale chirality in metal and semiconductor nanoparticles

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The field of chirality has recently seen a rejuvenation due to the observation of chirality in inorganic nanomaterials. The advancements in understanding the origin of nanoscale chirality and the potential applications of chiroptical nanomaterials in the areas of optics, catalysis and biosensing, among others, have opened up new avenues toward new concepts and design of novel materials. In this article, we review the concept of nanoscale chirality in metal nanoclusters and semiconductor quantum dots, then focus on recent experimental and theoretical advances in chiral metal nanoparticles and plasmonic chirality. Selected examples of potential applications and an outlook on the research on chiral nanomaterials are additionally provided.

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The article was received on 07 Jul 2016, accepted on 17 Aug 2016 and first published on 17 Aug 2016


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05613J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 12555-12569
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    Nanoscale chirality in metal and semiconductor nanoparticles

    J. Kumar, K. G. Thomas and L. M. Liz-Marzán, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 12555
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05613J

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