10 September 2014 Influence of core-shell interfaces on exciton and multi-exciton dynamics of CdSe-CdxZn1-xS quantum dots
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Semiconductor quantum dots possess attractive optical properties useful in the photonic field. Thanks to the evolution of core-shell colloidal synthesis, quantum dots exhibit almost ideal emitting properties. Their employment in optoelectronic devices is encouraged by their size-tunable emission as well as by their high absorption cross-section and high photoluminescence quantum yield. In this work, starting from the archetypal CdSe based system, the influence of shell thickness and composition on exciton dynamics in CdSe/CdxZn1-xS core-shell QDs is investigated. By means of steadystate and transient optical spectroscopy, single- and multi-exciton recombination processes are characterized and correlated with different shell materials. The present study clarifies why graded CdSe-CdS-Cd0.5Zn0.5-ZnS core-shell represents the best performing heterostructure for optical gain applications, since such quantum dots combine the high radiative rates of CdS with the superior confinement potential of ZnS in a single dot.
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Alessandro Minotto, Francesco Todescato, Raffaella Signorini, Jacek J. Jasieniak, Renato Bozio, "Influence of core-shell interfaces on exciton and multi-exciton dynamics of CdSe-CdxZn1-xS quantum dots", Proc. SPIE 9161, Nanophotonic Materials XI, 916103 (10 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2060973; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2060973
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