Nanostructure Synthesis at the Solid–Water Interface: Spontaneous Assembly and Chemical Transformations of Tellurium Nanorods
Dr. T. P. Vinod, Dr. Natalya Froumin, Dr. Dimitry Mogiliansky, Dr. Leila Zeiri, Dr. Vladimir Ezersky, Prof. Raz Jelinek
Bottoms up! A method for the bottom‐up synthesis of nanorods, directly at the solid–water interface, is presented. Surface‐induced growth of tellurium nanorods is carried out through electrostatic attraction between the precursor to the nanorods and the amine‐functionalized surfaces. The tellurium nanorods can be further chemically converted in situ into functional binary and hybrid nanorods.