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Nanocomposite “Superhighways” by Solution Assembly of Semiconductor Nanostructures with Ligand-Functionalized Conjugated Polymers

Authors

  • Emily B. Pentzer,

    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Current affiliation:
    1. E. B. P and F. A. B. contributed equally to this work.
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  • Felicia A. Bokel,

    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Current affiliation:
    1. E. B. P and F. A. B. contributed equally to this work.
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  • Ryan C. Hayward,

    Corresponding author
    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    • Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA.
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  • Todd Emrick

    Corresponding author
    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    • Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA.
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Abstract

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Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) containing chain-end thiols or phosphonic acids is crystallized to yield nanowires with the functional groups at the wire edges. CdSe quantum dots and nanorods associate with these fibrils, leading to ‘superhighways’ that consist of alternating parallel lanes of conjugated polymer and CdSe.

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