Temperature-dependent photoluminescence of dimethylzinc-treated ZnSe/ZnS quantum dots

Y. G. Kim, K. S. Baek, S. K. Chang

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Temperature-dependent photoluminescence (PL) measurements were carried out ZnSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) grown with post-growth interruption under a dimethylzinc (DMZn) flow. The PL spectra showed sigmoidal peak shifts and V-shaped full width at half maximum (FWHM) variations with increasing temperature, which strongly suggest that the QD structure of ZnSe/ZnS is quite similar to that of other material systems grown in the Stranski-Krastanov mode. Apparent differences are revealed as a consequence of DMZn treatment: (i) the PL spectra of ZnSe/ZnS QDs showed peaks at higher energies and persisted up to 300 K, and(ii) the minimum points of the V-shaped FWHM appear at a higher temperature compared to H2-purged ZnSe/ZnS QDs. Experimental results demonstrate the enhancement of localization energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-940
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number23-24
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by grant No. R01-2006-000-10330-0 from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science & Engineering Foundation.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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