Multi-component nanostructures have been attracting tremendous attention due to their ability to form novel materials with unique chemical, optical and physical properties. Development of hybrid nanostructures that are composed of metal-semiconductor components using a simple approach is of interest. Herein, we report a robust and general organic phase synthesis of metal (Au or Ag)-Zinc chalcogenide (ZnS or ZnSe) core-shell nanostructures. This synthetic protocol also enabled the growth of more compositionally complex nanostructures of Au-ZnSxSe1−x alloys and Au-ZnS-ZnSe core-shell-shell. The optical and structural properties of these hybrid nanostructures are also presented.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the European Research Council (ERC; starting grant, project no. 278779 ). M.D. thanks the Marco Mitrani Family Foundation. The authors wish to thank Dmitry Mogilyanski for XRD measurements and Dr. Vladimir Ezersky for HRTEM images.
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- Core-shell nanostructures
- Organic phase synthesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry