Synthesis and characterization of InAs/InP and InAs/CdSe core/shell nanocrystals

Yun Wei Cao, Uri Banin*

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The effect of the outer surface of core/shell nanocrystals on the fluorescence quantum yield was observed for In As/InP and InAs/CdSe core/shells (see picture). For InAs/CdSe we observed substantial enhancement of the fluorescence quantum yield compared to the InAs core, and up to two times larger than the laser dye IR-140. Such core/shell nanocrystals have potential use as biological fluorescent markers in the near IR spectral range.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3692-3694
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number24
StatePublished - 16 Dec 1999


  • Crystal growth
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Luminescence
  • Nanostructures
  • Semiconductors


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