Quantum dots coordinated with conjugated organic ligands: new nanomaterials with novel photophysics
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CdSe quantum dots functionalized with oligo-(phenylene vinylene) (OPV) ligands (CdSe-OPV nanostructures) represent a new class of composite nanomaterials with significantly modified photophysics relative to bulk blends or isolated components. Singlemolecule spectroscopy on these species have revealed novel photophysics such as enhanced energy transfer, spectral stability, and strongly modified excited state lifetimes and blinking statistics. Here, we review the role of ligands in quantum dot applications and summarize some of our recent efforts probing energy and charge transfer in hybrid CdSe-OPV composite nanostructures
Nathan L. Hammer, Todd S. Emrick, and Michael D. Barnes. "Quantum dots coordinated with conjugated organic ligands: new nanomaterials with novel photophysics" Nanoscale Research Letters 2 (2007): 282-290.
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