Seed-mediated synthesis of metal sulfide patchy nanoparticles.

Nanoscale

PubMedID: 20644841

Teranishi T, Saruyama M, Kanehara M. Seed-mediated synthesis of metal sulfide patchy nanoparticles. Nanoscale. 2009;1(2):225-8.
Anisotropically phase-segregated nanoparticles, so-called patchy nanoparticles, are promising materials, because the close coupling of different components on the nanoscale may significantly improve application performance, or even create new properties. We review the seed-mediated synthesis of various kinds of metal sulfide patchy nanoparticles.