Black phosphorus quantum dots

Xiao Zhang, Haiming Xie, Zhengdong Liu, Chaoliang Tan, Zhimin Luo, Hai Li, Jiadan Lin, Liqun Sun, Wei Chen, Zhichuan Xu, Linghai Xie, Wei Huang, Hua Zhang

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As a unique two-dimensional nanomaterial, layered black phosphorus (BP) nanosheets have shown promising applications in electronics. Although mechanical exfoliation was successfully used to prepare BP nanosheets, it is still a challenge to produce novel BP nanostructures in high yield. A facile top-down approach for preparation of black phosphorus quantum dots (BPQDs) in solution is presented. The obtained BPQDs have a lateral size of 4.9±1.6 nm and thickness of 1.9±0.9 nm (ca. 4±2 layers). As a proof-of-concept application, by using BPQDs mixed with polyvinylpyrrolidone as the active layer, a flexible memory device was successfully fabricated that exhibits a nonvolatile rewritable memory effect with a high ON/OFF current ratio and good stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3653-3657
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • black phosphorus
  • memory devices
  • quantum dots
  • two-dimensional materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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