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Type II and quasi-type II nanocrystals with thick shells exhibit reduced blinking. However, after a number of monolayers, the influence of the shell thickness is found to vanish. Using a two-band Kane Hamiltonian, it is shown that this behavior is a consequence of interband coupling and asymmetric confinement of electrons and holes. Interface alloying(More)
The spectral dependence of the two-photon absorption in CdSe/CdS core/shell nanocrystal heterorods has been studied via two-photon-induced luminescence excitation spectroscopy. We verified that the two-photon absorption in these samples is a purely nonlinear phenomenon, excluding the contribution from multistep linear absorption mediated by defect states. A(More)
We theoretically study the effect of the dielectric environment on the exciton ground state of CdSe and CdTe/CdSe/CdTe nanorods. We show that insulating environments enhance the exciton recombination rate and blueshift the emission peak by tens of meV. These effects are particularly pronounced for type-II nanorods. In these structures, the dielectric(More)
We show theoretically that the tunnelling between properly designed defects in periodic antidot lattices can be strongly modulated by applied magnetic fields. Further, transport channels made up of linear arrangements of tunnel-coupled defects can accommodate Aharonov-Bohm cages, suggesting a magnetic control of the transport through the system. Evidence(More)
Full configuration interaction calculations for two electrons in narrow semiconductor nanorods are carried out employing different orbital basis sets. It is shown that the usual configurations built from single-particle states cannot yield a correct singlet-triplet energetic order regardless of the basis size, as they miss the correlation energy. Mean-field(More)
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