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Nanoscale chirality in metal and semiconductor nanoparticles

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Abstract

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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Submitted
07 Jul 2016
Accepted
17 Aug 2016
First published
17 Aug 2016

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 12555-12569
Article type
Feature Article

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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