Recent advances in multistep solution nanosynthesis of nanostructured three-dimensional complexes of semiconductive materials

by Zhou, Huajun; Tian, Z. Ryan

Constructing simply nanostructured zero-, one-, and two-dimensional crystallites into three-dimensional multifunctional assemblies and systems at low-cost is essential and highly challenging in materials science and engineering. Compared to the simply nanostructured components, a three-dimensional (3D) complex made with a precisely controlled spatial organization of all structural nanocomponents can enable us to concert functionalities from all the nanocomponents. Methodologically, so doing in nm-scales via a solution chemistry route may be much easier and less expensive than via other mechanisms. Hence, we discuss herein some recent advances in multistep solution syntheses of nanostructured 3D complexes of semiconductors with a focus mainly on their synthetic strategies and detailed mechanisms. (C) 2013 Chinese Materials Research Society. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Journal
Progress in Natural Science-Materials International
Volume
23
Issue
3
Year
2013
Start Page
273
ISBN/ISSN
1745-5391; 1002-0071
DOI
10.1016/j.pnsc.2013.05.005