Controlling Carrier Dynamics using Quantum-Confined Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Matthew Beard, Victor Klimov

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The articles included in this special issue of Chemical Physics explore the use of quantum-confined semiconductor nanocrystals to control the flow of energy and/or charge. Colloidal quantum-confined semiconductor nanostructures are an emerging class of functional materials being developed for novel opto-electronic applications. In the last few years numerous examples in the literature have emerged where novel nanostructures have been tailored such as to achieve a specific function thus moving the field from the stage of discovery of novel behaviors to that of control of nanostructure properties. In addition to the internal structure of the NCs their assemblies can be tailored to achieve emergent properties and add additional control parameters that determine the final opto-electronic properties. These principles are explored via variations in shape, size, surface ligands, heterostructuring, morphology, composition, and assemblies and are demonstrated through measurements of excited state processes, such as Auger recombination; photoluminescence; charge separation and charge transport.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages1
JournalChemical Physics
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-66248


  • carrier dynamics
  • semiconductor nanocrystals


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