Special Section on Optics, Spectroscopy, and Nanophotonics of Quantum Dots

Relationship between structural and optical properties of colloidal CdxZn1−xS quantum dots in gelatin

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Viktor G. Klyuev, Denis V. Volykhin, Oleg V. Ovchinnikov

Voronezh State University, Department of Optics and Spectroscopy, 1 Universitetskaya Square, Voronezh 394006, Russia

Sergey I. Pokutnyi

Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 17 General Naumov Street, Kyiv 03164, Ukraine

J. Nanophoton. 10(3), 033507 (Mar 08, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JNP.10.033507
History: Received November 16, 2015; Accepted February 12, 2016
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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 [MeiVMe]. 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.

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Viktor G. Klyuev ; Denis V. Volykhin ; Oleg V. Ovchinnikov and Sergey I. Pokutnyi
"Relationship between structural and optical properties of colloidal CdxZn1−xS quantum dots in gelatin", J. Nanophoton. 10(3), 033507 (Mar 08, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.10.033507


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