Lately it seems that nanoputian research hasn’t been particularly hot in the world of organic chemistry, however in crystal engineering the controlled morphological design of nanocrystals has arguably never been hotter. In the fields of biomedicine, optics and electronics the potential application of a variety of nanomaterials has sparked interest around the world, with nanotechnology potentially revolutionising science, technology, engineering and medicine.
The fundamental properties of any nanomaterial are ultimately determined by particle size and shape, so for every potential application it is crucial that morphology is carefully controlled so the materials possess the desired properties. This Hot Article from Wei Zhong et al. details the team’s investigations into a one-step evaporation process to produce a huge range of nanocrystal morphologies, including nanowires, nanoswords, nanobelts, nanocombs and branched nanorods. To find out how the team achieved this, download their article now, which is free to access for 4 weeks!
Design, growth, and characterization of morphology-tunable CdxZn1−xS nanostructures generated by a one-step thermal evaporation process
Zai-Xing Yang, Peng Zhang, Wei Zhong, Yu Deng, Chak-Tong Au and You-Wei Du
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