Synthesis, surface studies, composition and structural characterization of CdSe, core/shell and biologically active nanocrystals

Sandra J. Rosenthal, James McBride, Stephen J. Pennycook, Leonard C. Feldman

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Nanostructures, with their very large surface to volume ratio and their non-planar geometry, present an important challenge to surface scientists. New issues arise as to surface characterization, quantification and interface formation. This review summarizes the current state of the art in the synthesis, composition, surface and interface control of CdSe nanocrystal systems, one of the most studied and useful nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-157
Number of pages47
JournalSurface Science Reports
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2007



  • Alloy
  • Cadmium
  • CdSe
  • Core/shell
  • Electron microscopy
  • Expitaxy
  • Fluorescence
  • Growth mechanism
  • Nanocrystal
  • Nanoparticle
  • Quantum dot
  • Quantum yield
  • RBS
  • Selenide
  • Selenium
  • Spectroscopy
  • Surface
  • Synthesis
  • Z-STEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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