Chapter 2. Strategies for the Scalable Synthesis of Quantum Dots and Related Nanodimensional Materials

  1. Prof. Dr. C. N. R. Rao3,
  2. Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Achim Müller4 and
  3. Prof. Dr. A. K. Cheetham Director5
  1. Paul O' Brien1 and
  2. N. Pickett2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760247X.ch2

The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Brien, P. O. and Pickett, N. (2004) Strategies for the Scalable Synthesis of Quantum Dots and Related Nanodimensional Materials, in The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (eds C. N. R. Rao, A. Müller and A. K. Cheetham), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760247X.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit and CSIR Centre of Excellence in Chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced, Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064, India

  2. 4

    Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany

  3. 5

    Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5121, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Manchester Materials Science Centre and the Chemistry Department, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M139PL, UK

  2. 2

    Nano Co Ltd., 48 Grafton Street, Manchester, M139XX, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306862

Online ISBN: 9783527602476

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Keywords:

  • quantum dots;
  • nanodimensional materials

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Defining Nanodimensional Materials

  • Potential Uses for Nanodimensional Materials

  • The General Methods Available for the Synthesis of Nanodimensional Materials

    • Precipitative Methods

    • Reactive Methods in High Boiling Point Solvents

    • Hydrothermal and Solvothermal Methods

    • Gas-Phase Synthesis of Semiconductor Nanoparticles

    • Synthesis in a Structured Medium

  • The Suitability of Such Methods for Scaling

  • Conclusions and Perspectives on the Future

  • Acknowledgements

  • References