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Cu-Doping Effects in CdI2 Nanocrystals: The Role of Cu-Agglomerates

Miah, M. Idrish (2009) Cu-Doping Effects in CdI2 Nanocrystals: The Role of Cu-Agglomerates. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (2). pp. 187-190. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)

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Abstract

Cu-doping effects in CdI2 nanocrystals are studied experimentally. We use the photostimulated second harmonic generation (PSSHG) as a tool to investigate the effects. It is found that the PSSHG increases with increasing Cu content up to 0.6% and then decreases due to the formation of the Cu-agglomerates. The PSSHG for the crystal with Cu content higher than 1% reduces to that for the undoped CdI2 crystal. The results suggest that a crucial role of the Cu-metallic agglomerates is involved in the processes as responsible for the observed effects.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanocrystals - Defects - Surface properties - Electron–phonon interaction
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:3404
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:15 Jan 2009 15:53
Last Modified:15 Jan 2009 15:53

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