Iwan Moreels

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Recently, solution NMR-based approaches have been developed that represent useful new tools for the in situ characterization of the capping ligand in colloidal nanocrystal dispersions. So far, this development has focused mainly on tightly bound ligands (no exchange) or ligands in slow exchange with the nanocrystal surface. In such systems, the ligand can(More)
Solution-processed inorganic and organic materials have been pursued for more than a decade as low-threshold, high-gain lasing media, motivated in large part by their tunable optoelectronic properties and ease of synthesis and processing. Although both have demonstrated stimulated emission and lasing, they have not yet approached the continuous-wave pumping(More)
Colloidal semiconductor quantum structures allow controlling the strong confinement of charge carriers through material composition and geometry. Besides being a unique platform to study fundamental effects, these materials attracted considerable interest due to their potential in opto-electronic and quantum communication applications. Heteronanostructures(More)
Sulfide-based luminescent materials have attracted a lot of attention for a wide range of photo-, cathodoand electroluminescent applications. Upon doping with Ce 3+ and Eu 2+ , the luminescence can be varied over the entire visible region by appropriately choosing the composition of the sulfide host. Main application areas are flat panel displays based on(More)
We report a comprehensive study on the two-photon absorption cross sections of colloidal CdSe nanoplatelets, -rods, and -dots of different sizes by the means of z-scan and two-photon excitation spectroscopy. Platelets combine large particle volumes with ultra strong confinement. In contrast to weakly confined nanocrystals, the TPA cross sections of CdSe(More)
We quantitatively investigate the size-dependent optical properties of colloidal PbS nanocrystals or quantum dots (Qdots), by combining the Qdot absorbance spectra with detailed elemental analysis of the Qdot suspensions. At high energies, the molar extinction coefficient epsilon increases with the Qdot volume d(3) and agrees with theoretical calculations(More)
Solution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) is used to identify and quantify the organic capping of colloidal PbSe nanocrystals (Q-PbSe). We find that the capping consists primarily of tightly bound oleic acid ligands. Only a minor part of the ligand shell (0-5% with respect to the number of oleic acid ligands) is composed of tri-(More)
PbS Qdots are synthesized using PbCl2 and elemental sulfur as precursors. The available size range is significantly expanded using tri-n-octylphosphine (TOP), enabling the synthesis of monodisperse suspensions of Qdots with a mean size varying between 3 and 10 nm. The ligand composition and dynamics are investigated with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)(More)
Colloidal nanocrystals - produced in a growing variety of shapes, sizes and compositions - are rapidly developing into a new generation of photonic materials, spanning light emitting as well as energy harvesting applications. Precise tailoring of their optoelectronic properties enables them to satisfy disparate application-specific requirements. However,(More)