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3D semiconducting nanostructures via inverse lipid cubic phases

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06895-5 DOI Help

Authors: M. R. Burton (University of Southampton) , C. Lei (University of Southampton) , P. A. Staniec (Diamond Light Source) , N. J. Terrill (Diamond Light Source) , A. M. Squires (University of Reading) , N. M. White (University of Southampton) , Iris S. Nandhakumar (University of Southampton)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Scientific Reports , VOL 7

State: Published (Approved)
Published: July 2017
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 14925 , 10330

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Abstract: Well-ordered and highly interconnected 3D semiconducting nanostructures of bismuth sulphide were prepared from inverse cubic lipid mesophases. This route offers significant advantages in terms of mild conditions, ease of use and electrode architecture over other routes to nanomaterials synthesis for device applications. The resulting 3D bicontinous nanowire network films exhibited a single diamond topology of symmetry Fd3m (Q227) which was verified by Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and holds great promise for potential applications in optoelectronics, photovoltaics and thermoelectrics.

Journal Keywords: Nanoscale biophysics; Synthesis and processing

Subject Areas: Materials, Chemistry

Instruments: I22-Small angle scattering & Diffraction