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Organic−Inorganic Nanocomposites by Placing Conjugated Polymers in Intimate Contact with Quantum Rods

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  • Lei Zhao,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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  • Xinchang Pang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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  • Ramkrishna Adhikary,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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  • Jacob W. Petrich,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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  • Malika Jeffries-EL,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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  • Zhiqun Lin

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA.
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Abstract

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Novel organic−inorganic nanocomposites are synthesized by directly grafting end-functionalized conjugated polymers (CPs) onto anisotropic nanocrystals (NCs) that have a complimentary functional group through a robust Heck coupling. Such nanocomposites, in which CPs and anisotropic NCs are intimately contacted, are very promising for use in organic−inorganic hybrid solar cells with improved power conversion efficiency.

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