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Large-Area Single-Crystalline Nanocone Arrays of an Organic Charge-Transfer Complex: Controlling Growth, Characterization, and Applications

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  • Yaling Liu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular, Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    2. Laboratory for Nanomaterials, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Lang Jiang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular, Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Huanli Dong,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular, Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Zhiyong Tang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratory for Nanomaterials, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular, Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China.
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  • Wenping Hu

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular, Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular, Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China.
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Abstract

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Single-crystalline nanocone arrays of a charge-transfer complex (copper tetracyanoquinodimethane), which can be very sharp and exhibit excellent field-emission properties, are synthesized with large ares. Moreover, the surface of the nanocone array is superhydrophobic, suggesting its potential applications in water/moisture-resistant and contamination-free nanoelectronic devices.

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