By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Materials Science. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Nanoparticle (NP) self-assemblies have attracted an increasing amount of attention in recent years because of their potential application in the construction of novel nanodevices. The controllable transformation of NP self-assemblies (NPS) between a polar and nonpolar environment is required for many specific applications because of their different properties in different environments."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Chemistry, "In this article, water-soluble luminescent CdS/CdTe NPS were synthesized using thioglycolic acid as a capping agent. The stiff and straight NPS bundles became loose after phase transfer from an aqueous to an organic phase. Subsequently, the NPS transferred to the aqueous phase. The loose structure transformed into many twisted nanoribbons. Additionally, hybrid photodetectors made using the organic-soluble NPS and P3HT polymers were fabricated, and we found that the NPS/P3HT blend may be perfect for light detection."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The organic-soluble NPS are potentially useful for the fabrication of semiconductor nanojunctions."
For more information on this research see: Topological Structural Transformations of Nanoparticle Self-Assemblies Mediated by Phase Transfer and Their Application as Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Photodetectors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013;5(23):12254-12261. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.T. Shen, Chinese Academy Sci, Inst Chem, Beijing Natl Lab Mol Sci, Beijing 100190, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include D. Lei, J.H. Tan, Y.Y. Feng, B. Zhang, Y. Li, H.L. Dong, W.P. Hu and W. Feng.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Materials Science, People's Republic of China
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