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Self-Assembly of Single-Tip Metal–Semiconductor Nanorods in Selective Solvents

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  • Dr. Nana Zhao,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 Saint George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6, Ontario (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-978-3576
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  • Dr. Jemma Vickery,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 Saint George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6, Ontario (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-978-3576
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  • Dr. Gerald Guerin,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 Saint George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6, Ontario (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-978-3576
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  • Jai Il Park,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 Saint George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6, Ontario (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-978-3576
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  • Prof. Dr. Mitchell A. Winnik,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 Saint George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6, Ontario (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-978-3576
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  • Prof. Dr. Eugenia Kumacheva

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 Saint George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6, Ontario (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-978-3576
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 Saint George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6, Ontario (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-978-3576
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  • E.K. thanks the Canada Research Chair support (NSERC Canada). Assistance of Dr. N. Coombs and Ilya Gourevich in the SEM and TEM imaging is appreciated. The authors thank M. Soleimani for assistance in the Monte Carlo simulations.

Abstract

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Belts, stars, 2D lattices, and elongated objects are formed by solution-based tip-to-tip or side-by-side self-assembly of single-tip Au–CdSe nanorods (see picture). Assembly was mediated by attraction between the Au or CdSe segments in selective solvents.

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