Controlled synthesis of hyperbranched inorganic nanocrystals with rich three-dimensional structures

Nano Lett. 2005 Nov;5(11):2164-7. doi: 10.1021/nl0518728.


Controlled synthesis of hyperbranched CdTe and CdSe semiconductor nanocrystals is presented. The length of the arms and the degree of branching could be controlled independently by varying the amount and kind of organic surfactant. The three-dimensional structure of these nanocrystals has been characterized with TEM tomography.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cadmium Compounds / chemistry
  • Crystallization
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Nanostructures / chemistry*
  • Nanostructures / ultrastructure*
  • Selenium Compounds / chemistry
  • Semiconductors
  • Tellurium / chemistry


  • Cadmium Compounds
  • Selenium Compounds
  • cadmium selenide
  • Tellurium
  • cadmium telluride