The photoluminescence spectral profiles of water-soluble aggregates of PbS quantum dots assembled through reversible metal coordination

Chen Wang, Mohamad Saeed Kodaimati, George C Schatz, Emily A Weiss

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Reversible coupling of glutathione-capped PbS quantum dots through coordination with Zn2+ cations forms water-soluble aggregates. These assemblies mediate multi-step hopping of near-infrared excitons through unity-quantum yield Förster resonance energy transfer. The photoluminescence spectra from these samples are sensitive indicators of average interparticle distance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1981-1984
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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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