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Chapter 1

The Preparation of II–VI Semiconductor Nanomaterials

This chapter discusses the origins of the organometallic synthesis of cadmium chalcogenide quantum dots, and the advances made subsequently, describing alternatives to metal alkyls and new solvent systems and how the chemistry was applied to other families of group II based semiconductors, such as zinc and mercury chalcogenides. The chapter also describes the early work in the preparation of non-spherical quantum dots, alloyed materials and the use of microfluidic-based systems for quantum dot synthesis.

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Print publication date
03 Jul 2014
Copyright year
2014
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-985-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-835-4
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-193-5