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June 2014

Nanocrystal Simulation Verified by the Discovery of Predicted Hydroxyl Ions


Scientific Achievement

A research team that included Molecular Foundry staff recently reported an atomic level simulation of semiconducting nanocrystals that provide a new understanding of the precise atomic structure at their surfaces.

Significance and Impact

Understanding the precise atomic structure at the surface is key to controlling nanocrystal shape and properties.

Research Details


D. Zherebetskyy, M. Scheele, Y. Zhang, N. Bronstein, C. Thompson, D. Britt, M. Salmeron, P. Alivisatos, & L.-W. Wang. Science 2014 [epub ahead of print].