CdTe nanocrystals: Synthesis and their behavior at the air/water interface

Matthew D. Goodman, Lei Zhao, Jun Wang, Zhiqun Lin

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Abstract

Cadmium telluride nanocrystals were synthesized to form distinct shapes, notably tetrapods and nanorods. Herein, the synthesis of the nanoparticles is described, with emphasis on the different mechanisms for the two shapes. Additionally, the nanoparticles were characterized by customary techniques (i.e., UV-Vis absorption/emission and TEM), as well as with their behavior at the air/water interface formed via Langmuir isotherms. AFM was utilized to scrutinize the nanoparticle packing on the monolayer depositions obtained. Finally, the potential applications of the nanoparticles were investigated for use in photovoltaic cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 237th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event237th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2009Mar 26 2009

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727

Other

Other237th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period3/22/093/26/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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