Advances in Metal and Semiconductor Clusters (Vol. 4): by M.A. Duncan

By M.A. Duncan

Cluster fabrics is the fourth quantity of the hugely winning sequence Advances in steel and Semiconductor Clusters. during this quantity the point of interest is at the homes of clusters which confirm their strength functions as new fabrics. steel and semiconductor clusters were proposed as precursors for fabrics or as real fabrics because the earliest days of cluster learn. within the previous couple of years, various concepts have made it attainable to provide clusters in sizes various from a couple of atoms as much as numerous thousand atoms. whereas a few measurements are played within the gasoline section on non-isolated clusters, many cluster fabrics can now be remoted in macroscopic amounts and more straightforward reviews in their houses turn into possible.In this quantity the authors concentrate on size of optical, digital, magnetic, chemical and mechanical houses of clusters or of cluster assemblies. All of those homes needs to fall into appropriate levels of behaviour earlier than worthwhile fabrics composed of clusters might be placed into functional functions. As evidenced by way of many of the paintings defined the following, the realisation of sensible items in line with cluster fabrics seems imminent quickly.

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GUZELIAN, U. BANIN, J. C. LEE and A. P. ALIVISATOS another semiconductor material on the surface of the particle. This has been accomplished in the case of HgS on CdS, 13-15 ZnS on CdSe, 1~and CdS on CdSe. 12 In the latter two cases dramatic increases in luminescence yields were observed as evidence of the reduction of surface traps. Also, the growth of an outer layer gives an entirely new variable to control as the relative band gaps of the two materials may be tuned to achieve desired properties.

Also, the examination of these properties may now be extended to another class of semiconductors which will add to the fundamental understanding of quantum confined systems. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank Andreas Kadavanich for the TEM photographs, Janet: Katari for contributions to the XPS studies and Professor Jim Heath of UCLA for contributions to many of the InP studies. B. thanks the Rothschild and Fulbright Foundations for fellowships. REFERENCES 1. Alivisatos,A. E Science 1996, 271,933.

Such a plot is presented in Figure 12 for four different sizes of InP nanocrystals. In panel (a), the inhomogeneous absorption spectrum for each size is plotted with the arrow indicating the wavelength of the pump pulse. Panel (b) shows the resulting holeburning spectrum for each size. The holeburning spectra are characterized by a narrow transition centered at the pump energy with a size-dependent width. In addition, there is a broader feature to higher energy. To determine the homogeneous linewidth, the hole spectra must be examined as a function of excitation wavelength.

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