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Title: Self-assembly and alignment of semiconductor nanoparticles on cellulose nanocrystals

Source: J Mater Sci (2011) 46:5672-5679; 2011

Author(s)Padalkar, Sonal; Capadona, Jeff R.; Rowan, Stuart J.; Weder, Christoph; Moon, Robert J.; Stanciu, Lia A.

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-3A

Abstract: The synthesis of cadmium sulfide (CdS), zinc sulfide (ZnS), and lead sulfide (PbS) nanoparticle chains on cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) templates can be accomplished by the reaction of the precursor salts. The use of a cationic surfactant, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), was critical for the synthesis of well-defined semiconductor nanoparticle chains on the surface of the CNCs. The semiconductor nanoparticle particle size and packing density on CNC surface could be controlled by the variation of the precursor concentration and the pH of the salt solution.

Keywords: Nanostructured materials, nanotechnology, microstructure, cellulose, nanocrystals, crystallization, chemical composition, nanoparticles, cadmium sulfide, zinc sulfide, lead sulfide, salts, semiconductors, surface active agents, Tunicata, sea squirts, biosynthesis, biotechnology, nanocellulose, crystalline cellulose, crystallinity, Cetyltrimetylammonium bromide, CTAB, particle sizes

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 565 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/12/2011

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RITS Product ID: 39129
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Moon, Robert J.
Materials Research Engineer

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