Chemically synthesized colloidal quantum dots can easily be incorporated into conjugated polymer host systems
allowing for novel organic/inorganic hybrid materials combining the natural advantages from both organic as well as
inorganic components into one system. In order to obtain tailored optoelectronic properties a profound knowledge of the
fundamental electronic energy transfer processes between the inorganic and organic parts is necessary. Previous studies
have attributed the observed efficient energy transfer to a dipole-dipole coupling with Foerster-radii of about 50-70Å.
Here, we report on resonant energy transfer of non-equilibrium excitons in an amorphous polyfluorene donor CdSe/ZnS
core-shell nanocrystal acceptor system. By time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy we have investigated the
PL decay behavior of the primarily excited polyfluorene as a function of temperature. We show that the transfer
efficiency drops from about 30% at room temperature to around 5% at low temperature. These results shed light on the
importance of temperature-activated exciton diffusion in the energy transfer process. As a consequence the exciton has to
migrate very close to the surface of the quantum dot in order to accomplish the coupling. Hence, the coupling strength is
much weaker than anticipated in previous work and requires treatment beyond Förster theory.