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  • Atoms in a nanocrystal cooperate, much like in biomolecules

    Nanocrystals of cadmium selenide, known for their brilliant luminescence, display intriguing chemical behavior resulting from positive cooperation between atoms, a behavior akin to that found in biomolecules.

    Nanocrystals of cadmium selenide, known for their brilliant luminescence, display intriguing chemical behavior resulting from positive cooperation between atoms, a behavior akin to that found in biomolecules.

    Photo courtesy Prashant Jain

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      Nanocrystals of cadmium selenide, known for their brilliant luminescence, display intriguing chemical behavior resulting from positive cooperation between atoms, a behavior akin to that found in biomolecules.

      Photo courtesy Prashant Jain

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      Chemistry professor Prashant Jain and his team transformed tiny crystals of cadmium selenide to crystals of copper selenide.

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      A nanocrystal of cadmium selenide transitions to copper selenide when copper ions displace cadmium within the crystal structure. The transformed nanocrystal keeps the same size and shape as the original nanocrystal.

      Photo courtesy of Prashant Jain

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  • To reach Prashant Jain, call 217-333-3417; email: jain@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Co-operativity in a nanocrystalline solid-state transition,” is available online.