Magic size InP and InAs clusters: synthesis, characterization and shell growth

Jiajia Ning, Uri Banin*

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Magic size III-V semiconductor nanoclusters were synthesized. Non-continuous transition of the absorption spectra upon mild heating of the reaction solution is observed, indicating transformation between differently sized clusters. Further manipulation of the clusters is demonstrated for an InP MSC by growing a ZnS and ZnSe shell aiming at blue fluorescence. The quantum yield is limited due to formation of interfacial defects for thick ZnS shells.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2626-2629
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number17
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Adam Faust for assistance in the lifetime measurements. The research leading to these results received funding in part from The Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 811/13). J. N. acknowledges the support from the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the higher board of education in Israel through a fellowship.

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry.


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