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We have recently synthesized atomically flat semiconductor colloidal nanoplatelets with quasi 2D geometry. Here, we show that core/shell nanoplatelets can be obtained with a 2D geometry that is conserved. The epitaxial growth of the shell semiconductor is performed at room temperature. We report the detailed synthesis of CdSe/CdS and CdSe/CdZnS structures(More)
We describe current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of alkyl-ligated gold nanocrystals ~5 nm arrays in a long screening length limit. Arrays with different alkyl ligand lengths have been prepared to tune the electronic tunnel coupling between the nanocrystals. For long ligands, electronic diffusion occurs through sequential tunneling and follows activated(More)
A novel method for covalent conjugation of DNA to polymer coated quantum dots (QDs) is investigated in detail. This method is fast and efficient: up to 12 DNA strands can be covalently conjugated per QD in optimized reaction conditions. The QD-DNA conjugates can be purified using size exclusion chromatography and the QDs retain high quantum yield and(More)
Functionalization of quantum dots (QDs) with a single biomolecular tag using traditional approaches in bulk solution has met with limited success. DNA polyhedra consist of an internal void bounded by a well-defined three-dimensional structured surface. The void can house cargo and the surface can be functionalized with stoichiometric and spatial precision.(More)
Cadmium chalcogenide nanoplatelet (NPL) synthesis has recently witnessed a significant advance in the production of more elaborate structures such as core/shell and core/crown NPLs. However, controlled doping in these structures has proved difficult because of the restrictive synthetic conditions required for 2D anisotropic growth. Here, we explore the(More)
Infrared thermal imaging devices rely on narrow band gap semiconductors grown by physical methods such as molecular beam epitaxy and chemical vapor deposition. These technologies are expensive, and infrared detectors remain limited to defense and scientific applications. Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) offer a low cost alternative to infrared detector by(More)
Cadmium-based quantum dots (QDs) were easily, quickly and efficiently transferred from an organic medium to water without modification of their surface chemistry by the simple emulsion/solvent evaporation technique using micelles of amphiphilic diblock copolymers based on poly(ethylene oxide) and poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl acrylate) (PEO-b-PMEA) as hosts.(More)
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