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Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Tönu Pullerits

Professor

Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Fast Monolayer Adsorption and Slow Energy Transfer in CdSe Quantum Dot Sensitized ZnO Nanowires

Author

  • Kaibo Zheng
  • Karel Zidek
  • Mohamed Qenawy
  • Magne Torbjörnsson
  • Pavel Chabera
  • Shuyan Shao
  • Fengling Zhang
  • Tönu Pullerits

Summary, in English

A method for CdSe quantum dot (QD) sensitization of ZnO nanowires (NW) with fast adsorption rate is applied. Photoinduced excited state dynamics of the quantum dots in the case of more than monolayer coverage of the nanowires is studied. Transient absorption kinetics reveals an excitation depopulation process of indirectly attached quantum dots with a lifetime of similar to 4 ns. Photoluminescence and incident photon-to-electron conversion efficiency show that this process consists of both radiative e-h recombination and nonradiative excitation-to-charge conversion. We argue that the latter occurs via interdot energy transfer from the indirectly attached QDs to the dots with direct contact to the nanowires. From the latter, fast electron injection into ZnO occurs. The energy transfer time constant is found to be around 5 ns.

Department/s

  • Chemical Physics
  • NanoLund: Center for Nanoscience

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Pages

5919-5925

Publication/Series

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment and General Theory

Volume

117

Issue

29

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

The American Chemical Society (ACS)

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1520-5215