Effects of<sup>137</sup>Cs gamma irradiation on photoluminescent properties of CdSe/ZnS colloidal quantum dots are reported. Optical degradation was evaluated by measuring dependence of photoluminescence intensity on irradiation dose. CdSe/ZnS quantum dots show poor radiation hardness.
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N. J. Withers, K. Sankar, B. A. Akins, T. A. Memon, T. Gu, J. Gu, G. A. Smolyakov, and M. Osinski, "Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Optical Properties of CdSe/ZnS Colloidal Quantum Dots," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA66.
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