Prospects of nanoscience with nanocrystals

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Kovalenko MV, Manna L, Cabot A, Hens Z, Talapin DV, Kagan CR, Klimov VI, Rogach AL, Reiss P, Milliron DJ, Guyot-Sionnnest P, Konstantatos G, Parak WJ, Hyeon T, Korgel BA, Murray CB, Heiß W
Journal: ACS nano
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 9
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 1012-1057
ISSN: 1936-0851
eISSN: 1936-086X


Colloidal nanocrystals (NCs, i.e., crystalline nanoparticles) have become an important class of materials with great potential for applications ranging from medicine to electronic and optoelectronic devices. Today's strong research focus on NCs has been prompted by the tremendous progress in their synthesis. Impressively narrow size distributions of just a few percent, rational shape-engineering, compositional modulation, electronic doping, and tailored surface chemistries are now feasible for a broad range of inorganic compounds. The performance of inorganic NC-based photovoltaic and light-emitting devices has become competitive to other state-of-the-art materials. Semiconductor NCs hold unique promise for near- and mid-infrared technologies, where very few semiconductor materials are available. On a purely fundamental side, new insights into NC growth, chemical transformations, and self-organization can be gained from rapidly progressing in situ characterization and direct imaging techniques. New phenomena are constantly being discovered in the photophysics of NCs and in the electronic properties of NC solids. In this Nano Focus, we review the state of the art in research on colloidal NCs focusing on the most recent works published in the last 2 years.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Heiß, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.
Professur für Werkstoffwissenschaften (lösungsprozessierte Halbleitermaterialien)

External institutions with authors

Catalonia Institute for Energy Research / Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC)
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ) / Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Institute Of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)
Italian Institute of Technology / Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Universiteit Gent (UGent) / Ghent University
University of Chicago
University of Grenoble Alpes (UGA) / Université de Grenoble
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas at Austin

How to cite

Kovalenko, M.V., Manna, L., Cabot, A., Hens, Z., Talapin, D.V., Kagan, C.R.,... Heiß, W. (2015). Prospects of nanoscience with nanocrystals. ACS nano, 9(2), 1012-1057.

Kovalenko, Maksym V., et al. "Prospects of nanoscience with nanocrystals." ACS nano 9.2 (2015): 1012-1057.


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