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Microscale synthesis of quantum dots

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Microfluidic reactors are emerging as a highly promising technology for quantum dot synthesis due to the unparalleled control they provide over particle properties. In this article, we review recent developments in the microfluidic synthesis of quantum dots, and discuss some of the advantages and challenges of preparing nanocrystalline materials in microscale fluidic channels. The relative merits of continuous-flow and segmented-flow reactors are considered, together with a number of outstanding issues that must be successfully addressed for microfluidics to become a truly viable technology for quantum dot synthesis.

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The article was received on 27 Apr 2010, accepted on 21 May 2010 and first published on 25 Jun 2010

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01221A
J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 8454-8463

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    Microscale synthesis of quantum dots

    A. M. Nightingale and J. C. de Mello, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 8454
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01221A

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