publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

size dependence of the spontaneous emission rate and absorption cross section of cdse and cdte quantum dots

de Mello Donegá, Celso; Koole, Rolf;
  • Published: 31 Mar 2009 Journal: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, volume 113, pages 6,511-6,520 (issn: 1932-7447, eissn: 1932-7455, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Country: Netherlands
In this paper, the size dependence of the band gap, of the spontaneous emission rate, and of the absorption cross section of quantum dots is systematically investigated over a wide size range, using colloidal CdSe and CdTe QDs as model systems (diameters ranging from 1.2 to 8 nm and from 2 to 9.5 nm, respectively). The size dependence of the band gap is well-described by theoretical models, and is dominated by the quantum confinement contribution (1/d2 scaling). The spontaneous emission rate increases linearly with the emission frequency for both CdSe and CdTe QDs, in good agreement with theoretical predictions. By extrapolating the frequency dependence of the e...
arXiv: Condensed Matter::Materials ScienceCondensed Matter::OtherCondensed Matter::Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect
free text keywords: General Energy, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Surfaces, Coatings and Films, Radiative transfer, Oscillation, Chemistry, Quantum dot, Cadmium telluride photovoltaics, Band gap, Absorption cross section, Atomic physics, Spontaneous emission, Exciton
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