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Item Open AccessEvidence for Nonradiative Energy Transfer in Graphene-Oxide-Based Hybrid Structures(American Chemical Society, 2013-11-13) Yeltik, A.; Kucukayan-Dogu, G.; Guzelturk, B.; Fardindoost, S.; Kelestemur, Y.; Demir, Hilmi Volkan; Demir, Hilmi VolkanSolution processed graphene variants including graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) are promising materials for potential optoelectronic applications. To date, efficiency of the excitation energy transfer into GO and RGO thin layers has not been investigated in terms of donor-acceptor separation distance. In the present work, we study nonradiative energy transfer (NRET) from CdSe/CdS quantum dots into single and/or double layer GO or RGO using time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. We observe shorter lifetimes as the separation distance between the QDs and GO or RGO decreases. In accordance with these lifetimes, the rates reveal the presence of two different mechanisms dominating the NRET. Here we show that excitonic NRET is predominant at longer intervals while both excitonic and nonexcitonic NRET exist at shorter distances. In addition, we find the NRET rate behavior to be strongly dependent on the reduction degree of the GO-based layers. We obtain high NRET efficiency levels of similar to 97 and similar to 89% for the closest separation of the QD-RGO pair and the QD-GO pair, respectively. These results indicate that strong NRET from QDs into thin layer GO and RGO makes these solution-processable thin films promising candidates for light harvesting and detection systems. Item Open AccessPhotosensitivity enhancement with TiO2 in semitransparent light-sensitive skins of nanocrystal monolayers(American Chemical Society, 2014) Akhavan S.; Yeltik, A.; Demir, Hilmi Volkan; Demir, Hilmi VolkanWe propose and demonstrate light-sensitive nanocrystal skins that exhibit broadband sensitivity enhancement based on electron transfer to a thin TiO2 film grown by atomic layer deposition. In these photosensors, which operate with no external bias, photogenerated electrons remain trapped inside the nanocrystals. These electrons generally recombine with the photogenerated holes that accumulate at the top interfacing contact, which leads to lower photovoltage buildup. Because favorable conduction band offset aids in transferring photoelectrons from CdTe nanocrystals to the TiO2 layer, which decreases the exciton recombination probability, TiO2 has been utilized as the electron-accepting material in these light-sensitive nanocrystal skins. A controlled interface thickness between the TiO2 layer and the monolayer of CdTe nanocrystals enables a photovoltage buildup enhancement in the proposed nanostructure platform. With TiO2 serving as the electron acceptor, we observed broadband sensitivity improvement across 350-475 nm, with an approximately 22% enhancement. Furthermore, time-resolved fluorescence measurements verified the electron transfer from the CdTe nanocrystals to the TiO2 layer in light-sensitive skins. These results could pave the way for engineering nanocrystal-based light-sensing platforms, such as smart transparent windows, light-sensitive walls, and large-area optical detection systems. Item Open AccessStable and low ‐ threshold optical gain in CdSe/CdS quantum dots: an all ‐ colloidal frequency up ‐ converted laser(Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2015) Güzeltürk, B.; Keleşemur, Y.; Güngor, K.; Yeltik, A.; Akgül, M. Z.; Wang, Y.; Chen R.; Dang, C.; Sun, H.; Demir, Hilmi Volkan; Demir, Hilmi VolkanAn all-solution processed and all-colloidal laser is demonstrated using tailored CdSe/CdS core/shell quantum dots, which exhibit highly stable and low-threshold optical gain owing to substantially suppressed non-radiative Auger recombination.