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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 21, Iss. S1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: A15–A22

Energy relaxation in CdSe nanocrystals: the effects of morphology and film preparation

Bryan T. Spann, Liangliang Chen, Xiulin Ruan, and Xianfan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue S1, pp. A15-A22 (2013)

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Ultrafast time-resolved absorption spectroscopy is used to investigate exciton dynamics in CdSe nanocrystal films. The effects of morphology, quantum-dot versus quantum-rod, and preparation of nanocrystals in a thin film form are investigated. The measurements revealed longer intraband exciton relaxation in quantum-rods than in quantum-dots. The slowed relaxation in quantum-rods is due to mitigation of the Auger-relaxation mechanism from elongating the nanocrystal. In addition, the nanocrystal thin film showed long-lived confined acoustic phonons corresponding to the ellipsoidal breathing mode, contrary to others work on colloidal systems of CdSe nanocrystals.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: September 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2012
Published: November 12, 2012

Bryan T. Spann, Liangliang Chen, Xiulin Ruan, and Xianfan Xu, "Energy relaxation in CdSe nanocrystals: the effects of morphology and film preparation," Opt. Express 21, A15-A22 (2013)

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