Exciton recycling in graded gap nanocrystal structures

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1599-1603
Journal / PublicationNano Letters
Volume4
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We propose a cascaded energy transfer structure made of semiconductor nanocrystals. Funnel-like band gap profiles are realized applying layer-by-layer assembly to CdTe nanocrystals of distinct sizes. Optical excitations efficiently transfer along the band gap gradient and are finally captured by the largest nanocrystals. The photoluminescence yield from the center layer is surprisingly high. The stepwise passing on of excitation energy avoids hot carriers, and the funnel structure recycles otherwise trapped and lost electron-hole pairs.

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Exciton recycling in graded gap nanocrystal structures. / Franzl, Thomas; Klar, Thomas A.; Schietinger, Stefan; Rogach, Andrey L.; Feldmann, Jochen.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 4, No. 9, 09.2004, p. 1599-1603.

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