PH-Dependent structure of water-exposed surfaces of CdSe quantum dots

Dana E. Westmoreland, Rikkert J. Nap, Francesca Arcudi, Igal Szleifer, Emily A. Weiss

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Increasing negative charge density at the surfaces of CdSe quantum dots (QDs) effects a bathochromic shift of their ground state optical spectra with increasing pH due to electrostatic and chemical modifications at the QD surface. These modifications are enabled by weakly-bound ligands that expose the surface to the aqueous environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5435-5438
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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