Seed-mediated direct growth of CdSe nanoclusters on substrates

Shangke Pan, Shaker Ebrahim, Moataz Soliman, Qiquan Qiao

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Different shapes of CdSe nanostructures were obtained by hydrothermal method with varied Se sources and buffer layers. Hexagonal nanoparticles of CdSe with Wurtzite structure were synthesized from Se powder resource, while CdSe nanoclusters with Wurtzite structure were grown from Na2SeO 3 aqueous solution resources at 165 C using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide as surfactant. Using ZnO nanoparticles as a seed layer, CdSe nanostructures only partially covered the indium tin oxide (ITO) substrates. With ZnO/CdSe quantum dots composite seed layer, CdSe nanostructures fully covered the ITO substrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1420
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • CdSe
  • Nanoclusters
  • Seed layer
  • Surfactant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Chemistry
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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