Quasi-ternary Nanoparticle Superlattices Through Nanoparticle Design


  • The work at the Molecular Foundry and Advanced Light Source was supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Science, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering of the U.S. Department of Energy under contracts no DE-AC02-05CH1131 and DE-AC03-76SF00098.


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Three component nanoparticle superlattices that are isostructural with binary ionic and intermetallic compounds are obtained by co-crystallization of multi-component nanoparticles (see figure). Self-assembly of multicomponent nanoparticles greatly extends the combinations of possible materials types which can be intermixed on the nanoscale.