Nucleotide-directed growth of semiconductor nanocrystals

Sean Hinds, Bradford J. Taft, Larissa Levina, Vlad Sukhovatkin, Chad J. Dooley, Marc D. Roy, Dean D. MacNeil, Edward H. Sargent*, Shana O. Kelley

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We engineer colloidal quantum dot nanocrystals through the choice of biomolecular ligands responsible for nanoparticle nucleation, growth, stabilization, and passivation. We systematically vary the presence of, and thereby elucidate the role of, phosphate groups and a multiplicity of functionalities on the mononucleotides used as ligands. The results provide the basis for synthesis of nanoparticles using precisely controlled synthetic oligonucleotide sequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-65
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 11 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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