3D semiconducting nanostructures via inverse lipid cubic phases

M. R. Burton, C. Lei, P. A. Staniec, N. J. Terrill, A. M. Squires, N. M. White, Iris S. Nandhakumar

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Well-ordered and highly interconnected 3D semiconducting nanostructures of bismuth sulphide were prepared from inverse cubic lipid mesophases. This route offers significant advantages in terms of mild conditions, ease of use and electrode architecture over other routes to nanomaterials synthesis for device applications. The resulting 3D bicontinous nanowire network films exhibited a single diamond topology of symmetry Fd3m (Q227) which was verified by Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and holds great promise for potential applications in optoelectronics, photovoltaics and thermoelectrics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6405
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
Early online date25 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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Burton, M. R., Lei, C., Staniec, P. A., Terrill, N. J., Squires, A. M., White, N. M., & Nandhakumar, I. S. (2017). 3D semiconducting nanostructures via inverse lipid cubic phases. Scientific Reports, 7(1), [6405]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-06895-5