Hybrid colloidal heterostructures of anisotropic semiconductor nanocrystals decorated with noble metals : Synthesis and function

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

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Author(s)

  • Aleksandar Vaneski
  • Andrei S. Susha
  • Jessica Rodríguez-Fernández
  • Maximilian Berr
  • Frank Jäckel
  • Jochen Feldmann

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1556
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume21
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2011

Abstract

This Feature Article offers an overview of hybrid colloidal heterostructures of anisotropic semiconductor nanocrystals decorated with metals; primarily gold and platinum. The nonspherical shapes of the semiconductor components create a great variety of metal-decorated hybrid nanostructures, whose synthesis and morphology are considered here. Due to the current interest in photocatalytic systems able to utilize solar energy for water-splitting, the use of Pt-decorated CdS-based nanorods for hydrogen generation is specifically addressed. Great fl exibility of the colloidal synthesis leading to well-defined hybrid semiconductor-metal nanostructures drastically increases the possibility of their integration into functional nanosystems with novel synergetic properties, making them promising candidates for a variety of photovoltaic, catalytic, and sensing applications. © 2011 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Citation Format(s)

Hybrid colloidal heterostructures of anisotropic semiconductor nanocrystals decorated with noble metals : Synthesis and function. / Vaneski, Aleksandar; Susha, Andrei S.; Rodríguez-Fernández, Jessica; Berr, Maximilian; Jäckel, Frank; Feldmann, Jochen; Rogach, Andrey L.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 21, No. 9, 10.05.2011, p. 1547-1556.

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