Onion-Like (CdSe)ZnS/CdSe/ZnS quantum-dot-quantum-well heteronanocrystals for investigation of multi-color emission

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2008
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Optics Express
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1094-4087
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Optical Society of America
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16
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6
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3515 - 3526
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English
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We investigate multi-color spontaneous emission from quantum-dot-quantum-well heteronanocrystals made of onion-like (CdSe) ZnS/CdSe/ZnS ( core) shell/shell/shell structures, with our theoretical results explaining experimental measurements for the first time. In such multi-layered heteronanocrystals, we discover that the carrier localization is tuned from type-1-like to type-2-like localization by controlling CdSe and ZnS shell thicknesses, and that 3-monolayer ZnS barriers are not necessarily sufficient for carrier localization, unlike in conventional ( CdSe) ZnS ( core) shell structures. We demonstrate that exciton localization in distinct layers of ( CdSe) ZnS/CdSe/ZnS heteronanocrystals with high transition probability ( for n=1 states in CdSe core and n=2 states in CdSe shell) is key to their multi-color emission. (c) 2008 Optical Society of America.

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