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Title: Nanoparticle assemblies: dimensional transformation of nanomaterials and scalability

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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion (CSTEC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chemical Society Reviews
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 7; Related Information: CSTEC partners with University of Michigan (lead); Kent State University; Journal ID: ISSN 0306-0012
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
solar (photovoltaic), solar (thermal), phonons, thermal conductivity, thermoelectric, electrodes - solar, defects, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Xu, Liguang, Ma, Wei, Wang, Libing, Xu, Chuanlai, Kuang, Hua, and Kotov, Nicholas A. Nanoparticle assemblies: dimensional transformation of nanomaterials and scalability. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1039/C3CS35460A.
Xu, Liguang, Ma, Wei, Wang, Libing, Xu, Chuanlai, Kuang, Hua, & Kotov, Nicholas A. Nanoparticle assemblies: dimensional transformation of nanomaterials and scalability. United States. doi:10.1039/C3CS35460A.
Xu, Liguang, Ma, Wei, Wang, Libing, Xu, Chuanlai, Kuang, Hua, and Kotov, Nicholas A. Tue . "Nanoparticle assemblies: dimensional transformation of nanomaterials and scalability". United States. doi:10.1039/C3CS35460A.
title = {Nanoparticle assemblies: dimensional transformation of nanomaterials and scalability},
author = {Xu, Liguang and Ma, Wei and Wang, Libing and Xu, Chuanlai and Kuang, Hua and Kotov, Nicholas A.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1039/C3CS35460A},
journal = {Chemical Society Reviews},
issn = {0306-0012},
number = 7,
volume = 42,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {1}

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