Method of semiconductor nanoparticle synthesis

  • US 20030097976A1
  • Filed: 10/01/2002
  • Published: 05/29/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of producing nanoparticles comprising:

  • (a) mixing a first precursor and at least one coordinating solvent to form a first mixture;

    (b) exposing the first mixture to a reaction promoter selected from the group consisting of oxygen and a reducing agent;

    (c) heating the first mixture to a temperature that is sufficiently high to form nanoparticles when a second precursor is added;

    (d) introducing a second precursor into the first mixture to form a second mixture thereby resulting in the formation of a plurality of nanoparticles; and

    (e) cooling the second mixture to stop further growth of the nanoparticles.

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