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Oriented Polythiophene Nanofibers Grown from CdTe Quantum Dot Surfaces

Authors

  • Veronica Strong,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 607 Charles E. Young Drive East, Box 951569, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
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  • Fernando J. Uribe-Romo,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 607 Charles E. Young Drive East, Box 951569, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
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  • Micah Battson,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 607 Charles E. Young Drive East, Box 951569, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
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  • Richard Kaner

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 607 Charles E. Young Drive East, Box 951569, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 607 Charles E. Young Drive East, Box 951569, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA.
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Abstract

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Highly crystalline, doped polythiophene is grown from the surfaces of CdTe quantum dots by ligand exchange of 3-thenoic acid followed by an oxidant-initiated polymerization. The facile synthesis generates a composite of highly ordered fibers, which exhibit efficient charge transfer between the polythiophene and the inorganic CdTe quantum dots.

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