Epitaxial growth of hybrid nanostructures

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Original languageEnglish
Article number17089
Journal / PublicationNature Reviews Materials
Volume3
Issue number2
Online published23 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Hybrid nanostructures are a class of materials that are typically composed of two or more different components, in which each component has at least one dimension on the nanoscale. The rational design and controlled synthesis of hybrid nanostructures are of great importance in enabling the fine tuning of their properties and functions. Epitaxial gro2wth is a promising approach to the controlled synthesis of hybrid nanostructures with desired structures, crystal phases, exposed facets and/or interfaces. This Review provides a critical summary of the state of the art in the field of epitaxial growth of hybrid nanostructures. We discuss the historical development, architectures and compositions, epitaxy methods, characterization techniques and advantages of epitaxial hybrid nanostructures. Finally, we provide insight into future research directions in this area, which include the epitaxial growth of hybrid nanostructures from a wider range of materials, the study of the underlying mechanism and determining the role of epitaxial growth in influencing the properties and application performance of hybrid nanostructures.

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Epitaxial growth of hybrid nanostructures. / Tan, Chaoliang; Chen, Junze; Wu, Xue-Jun; Zhang, Hua.

In: Nature Reviews Materials, Vol. 3, No. 2, 17089, 02.2018.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review