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Water-soluble CdTe nanocrystals under high pressure
Author(s): Yan-Cheng Lin
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Paper Abstract

The application of static high pressure provides a method for precisely controlling and investigating many fundamental and unique properties of semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs). This study systematically investigates the high-pressure photoluminescence (PL) and time-resolved carrier dynamics of thiol-capped CdTe NCs of different sizes, at different concentrations, and in various stress environments. The zincblende-to-rocksalt phase transition in thiol-capped CdTe NCs is observed at a pressure far in excess of the bulk phase transition pressure. Additionally, the process of transformation depends strongly on NC size, and the phase transition pressure increases with NC size. These peculiar phenomena are attributed to the distinctive bonding of thiols to the NC surface. In a nonhydrostatic environment, considerable flattening of the PL energy of CdTe NCs powder is observed above 3.0 GPa. Furthermore, asymmetric and double-peak PL emissions are obtained from a concentrated solution of CdTe NCs under hydrostatic pressure, implying the feasibility of pressure-induced interparticle coupling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9373, Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling XII, 93730L (27 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079540
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Yan-Cheng Lin, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9373:
Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling XII
Diana L. Huffaker; Holger Eisele, Editor(s)

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