Synthesis and surface modification of amino-stabilized CdSe, CdTe and InP nanocrystals

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Author(s)

  • Dmitri V Talapin
  • Ivo Mekis
  • Stephan Haubold
  • Andreas Kornowski
  • Markus Haase
  • Horst Weller

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-154
Journal / PublicationColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume202
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

CdSe, CdTe and InP nanocrystals were prepared by an organometallic synthesis using mixtures of highly boiling primary amines and trioctylphosphine (TOP) as the coordinating solvent, and were characterized by powder XRD, SAXS, HRTEM, absorption and luminescence spectroscopy. The use of amines allowed us to obtain small crystalline nanoparticles for all materials investigated. In all cases, as-prepared colloids show rather narrow particle size distributions which can be further improved by standard size selective precipitation. Amino-capped II-VI nanocrystals show strong size-dependent band edge photoluminescence (PL). CdSe nanocrystals with the mean particle size in the range of 1.2-3.0 nm exhibit emission from blue to green with room temperature quantum yields of 15-20%. CdTe nanocrystals (2.5-5.0 nm size range) show a PL tunable from green to red with quantum yields up to 65% at room temperature. InP nanocrystals (1.5-4.0 nm size range) possess a weak emission (

Research Area(s)

  • Amine, Luminescence, Nanocrystal, Semiconductor, Surface

Citation Format(s)

Synthesis and surface modification of amino-stabilized CdSe, CdTe and InP nanocrystals. / Talapin, Dmitri V; Rogach, Andrey L; Mekis, Ivo et al.

In: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 202, No. 2-3, 09.04.2002, p. 145-154.

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