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Title: Controlled fabrication of semiconductor-metal hybrid nano-heterostructures via site-selective metal photodeposition

A method of synthesizing colloidal semiconductor-metal hybrid heterostructures is disclosed. The method includes dissolving semiconductor nanorods in a solvent to form a nanorod solution, and adding a precursor solution to the nanorod solution. The precursor solution contains a metal. The method further includes illuminating the combined precursor and nanorod solutions with light of a specific wavelength. The illumination causes the deposition of the metal in the precursor solution onto the surface of the semiconductor nanorods.
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Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA) AMES
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Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 04
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Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
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United States

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