Wurtzite ZnO nanocrystals capped with trioctylphosphine oxide or alkylamines are synthesized and characterized. These ZnO nanocrystals can be made n-type either by electron transfer doping from reducing species in solution or by above band gap photoexcitation with a UV lamp. The n-type nanocrystals exhibit a strong intraband infrared absorption, an extensive bleach of the interband band-edge absorption, and a complete quenching of the photoluminescence.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry