Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Nanocrystal Shape Control: Synthesis and Structure–Property Correlation in Shape-Controlled ZnO Nanoparticles Prepared by Chemical Vapor Synthesis and their Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Adv. Funct. Mater. 6/2009)
Chemical vapor synthesis is a convenient one-step synthesis process for the production of nanocrystalline powders. On page 875, Bacsa et al. report that by controlled variation of experimental parameters, tetrapods (as in image) or spherical ZnO nanocrystals can be selectively obtained directly from Zn metal precursor. Shape control leads to improved optical properties and a better performance when applied as electrodes in dye sensitized solar cells.