Colloidally prepared HgTe nanocrystals with strong room-temperature infrared luminescence

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Author(s)

  • Stephen Kershaw
  • Mike Burt
  • Mike Harrison
  • Andreas Kornowski
  • Alexander Eychmüller
  • Horst Weller

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-555
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume11
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Thioglycerol-capped HgTe quantum dots were synthesized on a gram scale using colloidal particle growth technique. X ray diffraction analysis, high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and fast Fourier transformation were employed to characterize the HgTe nanocrystals. The crystal structure derived from the positions of the wide-angle diffraction peaks indicated a cubic HgTe phase. HRTEM revealed a broad size-distribution of HgTe nanoparticles, with sizes ranging from 3 to 6 nm. The existence of the lattice planes on the HRTEm images of the particles indicated high sample crystallinity.

Citation Format(s)

Colloidally prepared HgTe nanocrystals with strong room-temperature infrared luminescence. / Rogach, Andrey; Kershaw, Stephen; Burt, Mike et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 11, No. 7, 1999, p. 552-555.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review