Optimum function of plasmonic nanocrystal in assembly requires precision control of separation.
Often, larger separations are desired while still maintaining order.
With our COMPASS collaborators, Hough and Donnio, IRG-4 has developed a new class of building blocks that incorporate dendrimer ligands.
Dendrimer-nanocrystal building blocks have diameters controlled by dendrimer “generation.”
This work was published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 10728–10734 (2015).