Direct liquid crystal templating from non-ionic polyoxyethylene surfactants has been utilised to produce well-defined birefringent films of nanostructured cadmium telluride with mesoporous architectures of extended spatial periodicities. The template mixtures and films were characterised by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and polarising optical microscopy to ascertain the presence of a regular nanostructure. UV-VIS reflectance spectroscopy was employed to investigate the films' optical properties.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2004|
|Event||Nanostructured Materials in Alternative Energy Devices - San Francisco, CA, United States|
Duration: Apr 13 2004 → Apr 15 2004