Recognition-mediated assembly of quantum dot polymer conjugates with controlled morphology

Nandwana, V. et al. (2011) Recognition-mediated assembly of quantum dot polymer conjugates with controlled morphology. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 12(9), pp. 6357-6366. (doi:10.3390/ijms12096357)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms12096357

Abstract

We have demonstrated a polymer mediated “bricks and mortar” method for the self-assembly of quantum dots (QDs). This strategy allows QDs to self-assemble into structured aggregates using complementary three-point hydrogen bonding. The resulting nanocomposites have distinct morphologies and inter-particle distances based on the ratio between QDs and polymer. Time resolved photoluminescence measurements showed that the optical properties of the QDs were retained after self-assembly.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Self-Assembly 2011
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cooke, Professor Graeme
Authors: Nandwana, V., Subramani, C., Eymur, S., Yeh, Y.-C., Tonga, G.Y., Tonga, M., Jeong, Y., Yang, B., Barnes, M.D., Cooke, G., and Rotello, V.M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Journal Abbr.:Int. J. Mol. Sci.
ISSN (Online):1422-0067
Published Online:01 January 2011

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