Direct Formation of PbS Nanorods in a Conjugated Polymer


  • A.S. would like to thank Trackdale Ltd., Armourers and Brasiers' company, and EPSRC for their financial support. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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Inorganic nanorod/conjugated polymer composites are advanced materials for photovoltaics. It is shown that a post-synthesis treatment of PbS nanocrystal/poly(2-methoxy-5-(2-ethyl-hexyloxy)-p-phenylene vinylene) (MEH-PPV) composites, synthesized by a low-temperature and surfactant-free method, results in the controlled assembly of nanorods through oriented attachment of PbS nanocrystals.