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Title: Broad-emission nanocrystals and methods of making and using same

Disclosed herein are methods of preparing inorganic nanoparticles. In one aspect, the methods can comprise heating a reaction mixture comprising a C.sub.8 to C.sub.20 alkyl- or arylphosphonic acid and a source of cadmium or zinc to a temperature of greater than about 300.degree. C.; adding to the reaction mixture an injection mixture comprising a C.sub.2 to C.sub.16 trialkyl- or triarylphosphine and a source of selenium, sulfur, or tellurium; and decreasing the temperature of the reaction mixture to less than about 300.degree. C. Also disclosed herein are nanoparticles made from the disclosed methods. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1133949
Report Number(s):
8,747,801
13/679,924
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-02ER45957
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY