Self-assembly of colloidal inorganic nanocrystals: nanoscale forces, emergent properties and applications

Xiyan Li, Xiaowang Liu, Xiaogang Liu

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Nanoparticle self-assembly: this review summarizes various nanoscale forces governing nanoparticle assembly, the associated properties, and their applications in biological sensing and energy conversion.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChemical Society Reviews
StatePublished - Dec 16 2020
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-12-23
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2018-CRG7-3736
Acknowledgements: X. G. L. thanks Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) under its AME program (Grant No. A1883c0011 and A1983c0038), National Research Foundation, the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore under its NRF Investigatorship Programme (Award No. NRF-NRFI05-2019-0003), the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. OSR-2018-CRG7-3736, and National Key R&D Program of China (2019YFC1604605) for supporting this work. X. W. L. thanks the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 05150-19SH020207).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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