Advanced Materials

Fabrication of PbS Nanoparticles in Polymer-Fiber Matrices by Electrospinning


  • The financial support from the Major International Collaborative Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant 20320120169), the National Major Project for Fundamental Research of China (National 973 Program No. 001CB610505), and the National Nature Science Foundation (50473007 and 50473008) is greatly appreciated.


PbS nanoparticles dispersed in polymer-fiber matrices by electrospinning are presented (see Figure). These PbS nanoparticles are roughly spherical in shape, each with a diameter of approximately 5 nm, and do not aggregate. This method will open up a wide route to functionalizing surfaces which can enable the fabrication of new types of optical, electric, and magnetic devices.

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