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We observe the assembly of CdS nanorod superlattices by the combination of a DC electric field and solvent evaporation. In each electric-field (1 V/microm) assisted assembly, CdS nanorods (5 nm x 30 nm) suspended initially in toluene were observed to align perpendicular to the substrate. Azimuthal alignment along the nanorod crystal faces and the presence(More)
The quaternary copper chalcogenide Cu(2)ZnSnS(4) is an important emerging material for the development of low-cost and sustainable solar cells. Here we report a facile solution synthesis of stoichiometric Cu(2)ZnSnS(4) in size-controlled nanorod form (11 nm × 35 nm). The monodisperse nanorods have a band gap of 1.43 eV and can be assembled into(More)
This paper presents a facile method for decreasing the size of water dispersible Ni nanoparticles from 30 to 3 nm by the incorporation of a passivating surfactant combination of pluronic triblock copolymer and oleic acid into a wet chemical reduction synthesis. A detailed study revealed that the size of the Ni nanoparticles is not only critically governed(More)
Here we report the formation of high-performance and high-capacity lithium-ion battery anodes from high-density germanium nanowire arrays grown directly from the current collector. The anodes retain capacities of ∼ 900 mAh/g after 1100 cycles with excellent rate performance characteristics, even at very high discharge rates of 20-100C. We show by an ex situ(More)
Supercrystallization of CdS nanorods (10 nm x 25 nm) into perpendicular superlattices was obtained by controlled evaporation of a nanorod solution trapped between a smooth substrate and a block of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG). Hexagonal oriented domains 2 microm2 in size were routinely obtained on a variety of substrates without external(More)
A facile spin cast route was developed to convert perpendicularly aligned nanorod assemblies of cadmium chalcogenides into their silver and copper analogues. The assemblies are rapidly cation exchanged without affecting either the individual rod dimensions or collective superlattice order extending over several multilayers.
While affix ordering often reflects general syntactic or semantic principles, it can also be arbitrary or variable. This article develops a theory of morpheme ordering based on local morphotac-tic restrictions encoded as weighted bigram constraints. I examine the formal properties of morphotactic systems, including arbitrariness, nontransitivity,(More)
Here we describe the formation of vertically aligned nanorod assemblies over several multilayers using CdS and CdSe nanorods by electrophoretic deposition. The presence of both charge and dipole on the rods allows both field driven deposition and orientational order to form close packed arrays where each rod is vertically aligned. Comparing assembly(More)
Here, we report self- and directed assembly of CuIn(1-x)Ga(x)S(2) (CIGS) nanorods into highly ordered 2D and 3D superstructures. The assembly protocol is dictated by the ligand environment and is hence chemically tunable. Thiol capped nanorods spontaneously assemble into 3D aligned nanorod clusters over a period of hours with end to end and side to side(More)