Fabrication of Oriented and Periodic Hybrid Nanostructures of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and CdSe Nanocrystals by Directional Epitaxial Solidification


  • Fruitful discussions with Bernard Lotz and Marc Schmutz are gratefully acknowledged. Myriam Protière is gratefully acknowledged for providing a sample of spherical CdSe nanocrystals. This work was supported by the Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (project NANORGYSOL).


Hybrid nanostructures of regioregular (RR) P3HT and colloidal CdSe nanocrystals (spheres and rods, see figure) have been prepared by directional epitaxial solidification. The hybrid nanostructured films involve the periodic alternation of crystalline P3HT lamellae separated by amorphous interlamellar zones harboring the confined CdSe nanocrystals.

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