Organic phase synthesis of noble metal-zinc chalcogenide core-shell nanostructures

Prashant Kumar, Mahmud Diab, Kobi Flomin, Pazit Rukenstein, Taleb Mokari

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Au-ZnS
  • Core-shell nanostructures
  • Organic phase synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Biomaterials
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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