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Grace under Fire: Stoic Nanorods

If nanostructures were authors, cadmium selenide (CdSe) nanorods would be Hemingway.  Like him, they can endure the heat (up to 662 °F for long periods of time) and don’t break down (in the presence of oxygen or oxygen-like molecules).  CdSe nanorods are one of the II-VI semiconductor nanostructures that are used in various energy conversion applications, including photocatalysis.  Using this material, solar energy can be transformed into hydrogen fuel.

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