Quantum confinement in silver selenide semiconductor nanocrystals

Ayaskanta Sahu, Ankur Khare, Donna D. Deng, David J. Norris

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We prepare Ag2Se nanocrystals with average diameters between 2.7 and 10.4 nm that exhibit narrow optical absorption features in the near to mid infrared. We demonstrate that these features are broadly tunable due to quantum confinement. They provide the longest wavelength absorption peaks (6.5 μm) yet reported for colloidal nanocrystals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5458-5460
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
StatePublished - May 7 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Catalysis


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