Efficient Phase Transfer of Luminescent Thiol-Capped Nanocrystals : From Water to Nonpolar Organic Solvents

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Author(s)

  • Nikolai Gaponik
  • Dmitri V. Talapin
  • Andrey L. Rogach
  • Alexander Eychmüller
  • Horst Weller

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-806
Journal / PublicationNano Letters
Volume2
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Highly luminescent thiol-capped CdTe and HgTe nanocrystals synthesized in aqueous solutions were subject to a partial exchange of capping ligands with 1-dodecanethiol and transferred into different nonpolar organic solvents. It was found that acetone plays an important role in an efficient phase transfer of the nanocrystals. Both CdTe and HgTe nanocrystals retain their luminescence properties after being transferred to organic solvents, thus providing a new source of easily processable luminescent materials for possible applications in photovoltaics and optoelectronics.

Citation Format(s)

Efficient Phase Transfer of Luminescent Thiol-Capped Nanocrystals : From Water to Nonpolar Organic Solvents. / Gaponik, Nikolai; Talapin, Dmitri V.; Rogach, Andrey L.; Eychmüller, Alexander; Weller, Horst.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 2, No. 8, 08.2002, p. 803-806.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal