C.-C. Chen and J.-J. Lin
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2001 | DOI: 10.1002/1521-4095(200101)13:2<136::AID-ADMA136>3.0.CO;2-Y
Spheres, rods, and wires are the most usual morphologies of semiconductor nanoparticles. Here, in contrast, cube-shaped crystals of cadmium sulfide (e.g., see Figure) are reported. The “nanocubes” are produced on self-assembled monolayers of alkanethiolates on gold, and the size of the cubes can be controlled through the use of different solvents during the synthesis.