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Keywords:

  • block copolymers;
  • crystal growth;
  • nanocrystals;
  • nanostructures

Abstract

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Growing in line: The surface chemistry of self-assembled nanostructured block copolymers is used to control the sites at which semiconducting metal sulfide nanocrystals nucleate and grow on a surface directly from aqueous solutions. This process is a new and general strategy for the bottom-up assembly of functional nanocrystalline materials for a variety of applications.