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Giulia Galli1

1, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Semiconducting nanomaterials synthesized using wet chemical techniques play an important role in emerging optoelectronic and photonic technologies. One of the outstanding challenges for the rational design of these systems is the control of the surface chemistry of nano-building blocks and of the interfaces between nanoparticles and ligands. Here we present the results of integrated theoretical and experimental approaches to characterize, at the atomistic level, interfaces in all inorganic nanostructured solids. We compare our results with those obtained for inorganic nanocrystals capped with organic ligands.

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