Reprinted with permission from Nano Lett. 2022, 22, 7, 3040-3046 Copyright 2022 American Chemical Society.

March 31, 2022 

Nano Lett. 2022, 22, 7, 3040-3046


Two-dimensional nanomaterials play a key role in material innovation and property advancement. The structural study on the molecular scale is critical for understanding and control of the 2D crystal nucleation and growth. Using time-resolved liquid interface scattering techniques at NSF’s ChemMatCARS, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Chicago revealed 2D wurtzite ZnO nanosheet growth at the air-water interface. They observed a lateral to vertical growth kinetics switch phenomenon in the ZnO growth. 

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c00300