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Nanostructured Group 14 semiconductors attract significant attention because of a broad range of potential applications. We describe a general and controllable fabrication method for Ge nanomorphologies with tunable composition using the controlled reaction of [Ge9]4− Zintl clusters to a solid germanium phase.  

Precursors for Germanium Nanomorphologies with Tunable Composition

M.M. Bentlohner, M. Waibel, P. Zeller, K. Sarkar, P. Müller-Buschbaum, D. Fattakhova-Rohlfing, T. F. Fässler Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 2016,  2441–2445.   DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508246