Molecular Foundry staff and users create a diverse array of self-assembled binary superlattices using polymer-grafted nanocrystals as the colloidal building blocks.
Significance and Impact
This study should open up new and exciting opportunities for the bottom-up design of functional inorganic -organic hybrid materials with controlled nanoscale interfaces and mesoscale ordering.
- The ‘grafting-to’ method allows for independent optimization of nanocrystals and polymeric ligands.
- 10 distinct types of 2D and 3D binary superlattice structures can be accessed.