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A simple metalorganic route to organically passivated mercury telluride nanocrystals

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Abstract

Nanocrystalline HgE (E = S, Se, Te) particles are an important class of materials that may have applications in the opto-electronics industry, notably as potential replacements for rare-earth dopants in optical fibers or in opto-electronic modulators. Organometallic routes to nanoparticles can produce materials of a superior quality, but often require highly toxic precursors, such as metal alkyls. We report here, for the first time, a simple route to organically passivated HgTe nanoparticles, which avoids the use of compounds such as dimethylmercury. This method can be used to prepare a wide range of HgE nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: A simple metalorganic route to organically passivated mercury telluride nanocrystals

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The article was received on 28 Oct 2002, accepted on 20 Mar 2003 and first published on 28 Mar 2003


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B210563B
J. Mater. Chem., 2003,13, 1076-1078

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    A simple metalorganic route to organically passivated mercury telluride nanocrystals

    M. Green, G. Wakefield and P. J. Dobson, J. Mater. Chem., 2003, 13, 1076
    DOI: 10.1039/B210563B

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