Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 24, 2011
Previous Article Next Article

Fabrication of quantum dot-based photonic materials from small to large via interfacial self-assembly

Author affiliations

Abstract

In analogy to atoms which are connected by bonds to form molecules and complexes, quantum dots (QDs) can be combined together to form larger ensembles for evoking a collective function. To this end, the development of a controlled self-assembly method for the construction of well-defined structures of the ensembles is significant for the exploitation of their collective properties, and hence their practical applications. In this article, we highlight the recent advances in the fabrication of QD-based photonic materials, from the small to the large, via gas–liquid, liquid–liquid and liquid–solid interfacial self-assembly methods. This reliable strategy leads to hierarchical assemblies from homogenous superstructures to micrometre nanocomposites, showing attractive prospects in diverse areas.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of quantum dot-based photonic materials from small to large via interfacial self-assembly

Back to tab navigation

Article information


Submitted
19 Jan 2011
Accepted
16 Mar 2011
First published
15 Apr 2011

J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 8496-8501
Article type
Highlight

Fabrication of quantum dot-based photonic materials from small to large via interfacial self-assembly

Z. Yu, C. Wang and S. Chen, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 8496
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10281H

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements