Synthesis, two-dimensional assembly, and surface pressure-induced coalescence of ultranarrow PbS nanowires

Israel Patla, Somobrata Acharya, Leila Zeiri, Jacob Israelachvili, Shlomo Efrima, Yuval Golan

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Abstract

Ultranarrow (1.8 nm) PbS nanowires are synthesized in a single step, under benchtop conditions at relatively low temperature (90°C). The nanowires exhibit a nearly perfect crystal lattice, high width uniformity, and tight side-by-side registry. Two-dimensional (2D) assembly over large areas (>15 μm 2) is achieved using the Langmuir Blodgett method. The wire width can be readily controlled in the range 1.8-10 nm by a surface pressure-induced coalescence reaction, as monitored by transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The fluorescence of the 2D assembly shows strong polarization dependence along the long axis of the wires, making the system potentially suitable for orientation-sensitive devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1459-1462
Number of pages4
JournalNano Letters
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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