Pathways to Nanocrystalline III-V (13-15) Compound Semiconductors

Richard L. Wells, Wayne L. Gladfelter

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Discussed in this review are various solution-phase methodologies and specific chemical reactions involving molecular precursors and/or species derived there-from which have been utilized to synthesize various binary and ternary nanocrystalline III-V (13-15) compound semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-238
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge the organizations who have provided financial support for our work discussed in this review: Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Lord Foundation of North Carolina, Duke University Research Council (RLW); National Science Foundation, NSF Center for Interfacial Engineering, Minnesota Supercomputer Institute (WLG). In addition, we thank our many coworkers for their many fine contributions to our research in this area (see References for their names). Finally, RLW wishes to thank the Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis for allowing him to be in residence during his sabbatical leave and the writing of this review.


  • III-V (13-15) compound semiconductors
  • Nanocrystalline
  • Quantum dot
  • Syntheses


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