colloidal nanocrystals

Gold used to enhance nanocrystal conductance

By / September 15, 2009

Researchers at Berkeley Lab reported a technique by which the electrical conductivity of nanorod crystals of cadmium-selenide was increased 100,000 times. “The key to our success is the fabrication of gold electrical contacts on the ends of cadmium-selenide rods via direct solution phase-growth of the gold tips,” says Paul Alivisatos, interim-director of Berkeley Lab, who…

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