Advanced Materials

Cover Picture: Spontaneous Transformation of Stabilizer-Depleted Binary Semiconductor Nanoparticles into Selenium and Tellurium Nanowires (Adv. Mater. 3/2005)



The cover image shows a transmission electron microscopy image of selenium nanowires from the self-reorganization process of stabilizer-depleted CdSe nanoparticles in the presence of a complexing agent. On p. 358, Kotov and co-workers report the preparation of semiconductor nanowires with tightly controlled diameter using stabilizer-depleted nanoparticles rather than typical molecules as reaction precursors.