Chain-like nanostructures from anisotropic self-assembly of semiconducting metal oxide nanoparticles with a block copolymer

Junzheng Wang, Suminto Winardi, Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki, Akihito Kumamoto, Tetsuya Tohei, Atsushi Shimojima, Tatsuya Okubo

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A facile method is reported for the preparation of chain-like nanostructures by anisotropic self-assembly of TiO 2 and SnO 2 nanoparticles with the aid of a block copolymer in an aqueous medium. Well-defined crystallographic orientations between neighbouring nanoparticles are observed in TiO 2 nanochains, which is important for tailoring the grain boundaries and thus enhancing charge transport.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11115-11117
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number90
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 21
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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