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Journal of Nanophotonics

Relationship between structural and optical properties of colloidal CdxZn1xS quantum dots in gelatin
Author(s): Viktor G. Klyuev; Denis V. Volykhin; Oleg V. Ovchinnikov; Sergey I. Pokutnyi
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Paper Abstract

Aqueous synthesis of mixed cadmium and zinc sulfides colloidal quantum dots (QDs) has been successfully realized. Colloidal CdxZn1xS QDs are formed in a cubic crystal lattice with particle size of ∼2  nm. The blueshift of optical absorption spectra from 420 to 295 nm and recombination photoluminescence from 646 to 483 nm with increasing zinc content in QDs was observed. Optimum photoluminescence intensity occurs for QDs with Cd0.3Zn0.7S composition. With increasing zinc content up to Cd0.3Zn0.7S, luminescence intensity increases and decreases when zinc content is larger than 0.7. The increase in photoluminescence intensity is explained by the increase in the number of point defects, such as complexes of interstitial metal atoms–metal vacancies [Mei−VMe]. Such complexes occur due to displacement of the metal atom at the center of the elementary tetrahedron due to substitution of one of the four sulfur atoms by an impurity atom, such as an oxygen atom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2016
PDF: 13 pages
J. Nanophoton. 10(3) 033507 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.10.033507
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 10, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Viktor G. Klyuev, Voronezh State Univ. (Russia)
Denis V. Volykhin, Voronezh State Univ. (Russia)
Oleg V. Ovchinnikov, Voronezh State Univ. (Russia)
Sergey I. Pokutnyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)


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