Nanostructured crystals: Unique hybrid semiconductors exhibiting nearly zero and tunable uniaxial thermal expansion behavior

Jing Li, Wenhua Bi, Wooseok Ki, Xiaoying Huang, Srihari Reddy

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A unique family of II-VI based nanostructured inorganic-organic hybrid semiconductors exhibit nearly zero uniaxial thermal expansion in the temperature range of 95-295 K. Both their optoelectronic and thermal expansion properties are systematically tunable. The diamine molecules show a strong negative thermal expansion effect, and the extent of such an effect increases as the length of the organic molecules increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14140-14141
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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