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Focusing Nanocrystal Size Distributions via Production Control.
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PMID:  21476514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We present a theoretical description of how continuous monomer production affects the focusing of nanocrystal size distributions in solution. We show that sufficiently high monomer production rates can drive a decrease in the polydispersity even as the average nanocrystal size increases. This is in sharp contrast to Ostwald ripening, where polydispersity increases with mean crystal size. We interpret several experimental nanocrystal studies through our model and show how production-controlled growth promises exquisite control over the size and polydispersity of functional nanocrystals.
Michael D Clark; Sanat K Kumar; Jonathan S Owen; Emory M Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nano letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1530-6992     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101088070     Medline TA:  Nano Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemical Engineering and ‡Department of Chemistry, Columbia University , New York, New York 10027, United States.
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