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Photophysics of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals: a review

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Vanessa M. Huxter, Gregory Scholes

Department of Chemistry, Institute for Optical Sciences, Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6 Canada

J. Nanophoton. 3(1), 032504 (December 3, 2009). doi:10.1117/1.3276902
History: Received October 28, 2009; Revised November 23, 2009; Accepted November 24, 2009; December 3, 2009; Online December 03, 2009
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Abstract

The diverse optical properties of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, including the linear and non-linear aspects of systems ranging from bulk-like to quantum confined, have been a topic of intense investigation for more than twenty years. However, many of the fundamental issues in these materials remain unresolved. Understanding these issues is key to their future use since the direct interrelation between their synthetically controllable size and shape and their physical properties make these systems ideal candidates for the development of designed materials.

© 2009 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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Vanessa M. Huxter and Gregory Scholes
"Photophysics of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals: a review", J. Nanophoton. 3(1), 032504 (December 3, 2009). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3276902


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