Quantum dot applications are numerous and range from photovoltaic devices and lasers, to bio labeling.
Complexities in the electronic band structure of quantum dots create the necessity for analysis techniques that can
accurately and reproducibly provide their absolute band energies. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) is a novel candidate for these
studies and has the potential to become a useful tool in engineering new nanocrystal technology, by providing
information necessary for predicting and modeling interfacial charge transfer to and from quantum dots. Advancing
from previous reports of nanocrystal CV, a carbon paste electrode was utilized in an attempt to increase measured
current by ensuring intimate contact between nanocrystals and the electrode. Our goal was to investigate band energies
and model nanocrystal-molecule electron transfer systems.