Ligand-Exchangeable Nanoparticles and Methods of Making the Same

Matthew Beard (Inventor), Daniel Kroupa (Inventor), Alan Sellinger (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


An aspect of the present disclosure is a nanocrystal that includes a nanocrystal core and a ligand coordinated to a surface of the nanocrystal core, where the ligand includes a functionalized aromatic molecule. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the functionalized aromatic molecule may include at least one of cinnamic acid (CAH) and/or a functionalized CAH molecule.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number10,544,168 B2
Filing date28/01/20
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5900-75981


  • colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals
  • electronic properties
  • optical properties
  • synthetic surface chemistry


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