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Nanocrystal Synthesis in an Amphibious Bath: Spontaneous Generation of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Surface Coatings

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  • Andrew M. Smith Prof.,

    1. Departments of Bioengineering and Chemistry, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, 101 Woodruff Circle, WMB 2007, Atlanta, GA 30322 (USA), Fax: (+1) 404-727-356
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  • Shuming Nie

    1. Departments of Bioengineering and Chemistry, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, 101 Woodruff Circle, WMB 2007, Atlanta, GA 30322 (USA), Fax: (+1) 404-727-356
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  • We thank Dr. Hong Yi, Dr. Amar Kumbhar, and Dr. Joan Hudson for assistance with electron microscopy. We also acknowledge Brad Kairdolf and Dr. Xiaohu Gao for helpful discussions. This work was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (P20 GM072069, R01 CA108468, U01L080711, and U54A119338). A.M.S. acknowledges a fellowship from the Whitaker Foundation.

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Universelle Löslichkeit: Eine Serie monodisperser Nanokristalle wurde in einer „amphibischen“ Reaktionslösung aus einem amphiphilen mehrzähnigen Liganden und niedermolekularem Polyethylenglycol (PEG) hergestellt. Die Partikel lösen sich augenblicklich in fast allen Solventien und behalten ihre charakteristischen optischen Eigenschaften bei (siehe Bild).

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