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Nanorod heterostructures showing photoinduced charge separation

Kumar, Sandeep and Jones, Marcus and Lo, Shun S. and Scholes, Gregory D. (2007) Nanorod heterostructures showing photoinduced charge separation. SMALL, 3 (9). pp. 1633-1639.

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Size- and shape-dependent property modifications of semiconductor nanocrystals have been a subject of intense interest because of their potential for future engineering devices. The bandgap and related optical-property timing of these materials are mainly governed by the nature of their band edges. In addition, fusing one type of nanocrystal over another enables further control of material properties that are dependent on the relative alignments of their energy levels. On a molecular scale, the synthesis of supramolecular compounds has inspired advances in theories for photoinduced charge transfer. Heterostructured nanocrystals potentially provide a nanoscale analog of such systems. A method for preparing heterostructured nanocrystals of complex morphologies showing photoinduced charge separation is presented. It is shown that the energy and lifetime of the charge-transfer photoluminescence band can be tuned by changing the relative alignment of band edges in CdSe/CdTe heterostructure nanorods. The long-lived charge transfer states in these type II semiconductors may make them attractive for photovoltaic applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:charge transfer; donor-acceptor systems; fluroscence spectroscopy; nanorods; synthesis
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Technology > Nanotechnology and energy applications
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:2240
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:06 Jan 2009 14:45
Last Modified:27 May 2009 11:40

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