The best specimens of luminescent nanocrystals synthesized by the Nanochemistry Group of LNBE have been characterized in the University of Reims, France

Pavel Samokhvalov and Pavel Linkov (Nanochemistry Group of LNBE) have examined and characterized more than 20 samples of different nanomaterials, including quantum dots, nanorods, and tetrapod quantum dots, during their visit to the Research Laboratory of Nanosciences (Laboratoire de Recherche en Nanosciences) of the University of Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France, in October.

The laboratory is equipped with up-to-date multifunctional instruments for comprehensive characterization of various types of nanomaterials. The multifunctional JEOL JEM-2100F transmission electron microscope of the latest generation was the most suitable for this purpose. The microscope can be used in the modes of

  • high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM),
  • scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), including dark-field scanning microscopy,
  • energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS, EELS), and
  • low-voltage electron microscopy (LVEM).

During a week of study, the researchers have collected a large body of data on the samples examined. This information will provide better understanding of the mechanisms of growth of luminescent nanocrystals and determine the factors affecting their shape.


Pavel Linkov (, junior researcher

Nanochemistry Group, Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, 31 Kashirskoe shosse, Moscow, 115409 Russia

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