Chapter 1. Self-Organization of Inorganic Nanocrystals

  1. Prof. Marie-Paule Pileni
  1. Laurence Motte2,
  2. Alexa Courty2,
  3. Anh-Tu Ngo1,
  4. Isabelle Lisiecki1 and
  5. Marie-Paule Pileni2

Published Online: 9 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607587.ch1

Nanocrystals Forming Mesoscopic Structures

Nanocrystals Forming Mesoscopic Structures

How to Cite

Motte, L., Courty, A., Ngo, A.-T., Lisiecki, I. and Pileni, M.-P. (2005) Self-Organization of Inorganic Nanocrystals, in Nanocrystals Forming Mesoscopic Structures (ed M.-P. Pileni), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607587.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Laboratoire des Matériaux Mésoscopiques et Nanomètriques, LM2N, Université P. et M. Curie, U.M.R 7070, BP 52, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Université P. et M. Curie, Laboratoire LM2N, Bat F, BP 52, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 05, France

  2. 2

    Laboratoire des Matériaux Mésoscopiques et Nanomètriques, LM2N, Université P. et M. Curie, U.M.R 7070, BP 52, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527311705

Online ISBN: 9783527607587

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Keywords:

  • nanocrystals;
  • self-organization of inorganic nanocrystals;
  • surface modification of nanocrystals;
  • interparticle forces in solution;
  • self-assemblies;
  • nanocrystal size distribution effect;
  • fluid flow

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surface Modification of Nanocrystals and Interparticle Forces in Solution

    • Van der Waals Forces

    • Magnetic Dipolar Forces

    • Electrostatic Forces

    • Steric Forces

    • Solvation Forces

  • What is Required to Provide Highly Ordered Self-Assemblies?

    • Nanocrystal Size Distribution Effect

    • Substrate Effect

    • Capillary Forces

      • Solvent Evaporation Process

      • Application of a Magnetic or Electric Field During the Evaporation Process

  • Self-Assemblies in the Absence of External Forces

    • Control of the Interparticle Gap Via the Coating Agent

      • Silver Sulfide Nanocrystals

      • Silver Nanocrystals

    • Influence of the Substrate

    • Thermal and Time Stabilities

      • Crystallinity Improvement Related to the Atomic and Nanocrystal Ordering

      • A New Approach to Crystal Growth

      • Stability with Time

  • Self-Assemblies in the Presence of External Forces and Constraints

    • Fluid Flow

    • Application of a Magnetic Field

      • Applied Field Parallel to the Substrate

      • Applied Field Perpendicular to the Substrate

  • Conclusion