Synthesis of ultrathin wurtzite ZnSe nanosheets

Heeyeon Park, Haegeun Chung, Woong Kim

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We demonstrate a facile chemical synthesis of 1.4-nm-thick zinc selenide (ZnSe) nanosheets with wurtzite structure. Owing to the quantum confinement arising from the ultra-thinness, absorption peaks are significantly blue-shifted compared to those of bulk materials. The narrow width of the peaks (<10 nm) indicates that thickness of the nanosheets is highly uniform. Successful synthesis of ZnSe nanosheets implies that the same chemical route may be further extended to synthesize various other non-layered materials in the form of two-dimensional nanosheet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1


  • Crystallinity
  • Nanosheet
  • Oriented attachment
  • Quantum confinement
  • Two-dimension
  • ZnSe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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