Anion-Directed Synthesis of Core-Shell and Janus Hybrid Nanostructures

Anchal Yadav, Bart Follink, Alison Funston

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Hybrid nanoparticles show considerable promise with potential applications ranging across catalysis (including photocatalysis), energy conversion, and storage. A generalized synthetic procedure for hybrid nanoparticles is presented. The method offers the flexibility to drive the products toward different hybrid nanostructure morphologies merely via a change in the metal anion, under otherwise identical experimental conditions. Both Ag@CZTS (CZTS = Cu2ZnSnS4) core-shell nanoparticles and Ag2S-CZTS Janus nanoparticles, along with PbS and Au/AuAg hybrid analogues, are synthesized using this methodology, highlighting its versatility and translatability across different materials. The nucleation of the semiconductor is the critical determining step for the synthesis of a given hybrid product. Insight into the mechanism of growth for these two morphologies paves the way for the rational and generalized synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8987-8998
Number of pages12
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2022

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