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Functionalized self-assembly of colloidal CdX (X = S, Se) nanorods on solid substrates for device applications

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Abstract

In comparison to randomly oriented nanorods (NRs), self-assembly of the colloidal CdX (X = S, Se) NRs into well-organized large-scale structures results in unique collective properties. Moreover, the anisotropic structural features of self-assemblies preserved from colloidal CdX (X = S, Se) NRs have opened up exciting opportunities in the field of nanotechnology applications. We present the latest strategies for the self-assembly of colloidal NRs on solid substrates, and further focus on the self-assembled NRs for applications in devices. Advanced progress in the preparation of NR building blocks on the basis of nanofabrication techniques and comprehensive studies on the interactions of NRs with substrates will remarkably expand the application of colloidal semiconductor NRs. Understanding and mastering the driving forces behind the assembly of the NRs is the key goal of engineering future functional structures based on NRs.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized self-assembly of colloidal CdX (X = S, Se) nanorods on solid substrates for device applications

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The article was received on 20 Mar 2017, accepted on 16 May 2017 and first published on 17 May 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01974B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 8066-8079
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    Functionalized self-assembly of colloidal CdX (X = S, Se) nanorods on solid substrates for device applications

    F. Qiao, X. Wang, Q. Wang, G. He and Y. Xie, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 8066
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01974B

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