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We report a synthesis of highly luminescent (CdSe)ZnS composite quantum dots with CdSe cores ranging in diameter from 23 to 55 Å. The narrow photoluminescence (fwhm e 40 nm) from these composite dots spans most of the visible spectrum from blue through red with quantum yields of 30-50% at room temperature. We characterize these materials using a range of(More)
The high frequency dynamics of Indomethacin and Celecoxib glasses has been investigated by inelastic x-ray scattering, accessing a momentum-energy region still unexplored in amorphous pharmaceuticals. We find evidence of phonon-like acoustic dynamics, and determine the THz behavior of sound velocity and acoustic attenuation. Connections with ordinary sound(More)
[17] The diameters of a large number of spheres (typically ~ 200 spheres) were obtained from scanned TEM images processed using ImageJ and tabulated. The size distribution, defined as the standard deviation divided by the mean sphere diameter, was subsequently evaluated as such for all samples reported. The shell thickness cannot be obtained by simply(More)
Nanocalorimetry at ultrafast heating rates is used to investigate the glass transition of nanometer thick films of metastable amorphous solid water grown by vapor deposition in an ultrahigh vacuum environment. Apparent heat capacity curves exhibit characteristic features depending on the deposition temperature. While films grown at T ≥ 155 K are completely(More)
In this work, we describe the design and first experimental results of a new setup that combines evaporation of liquids in ultrahigh vacuum conditions with in situ high sensitivity thermal characterization of thin films. Organic compounds are deposited from the vapor directly onto a liquid nitrogen cooled substrate, permitting the preparation and(More)
Vapor deposited thin films (~100 nm thickness) of toluene and ethylbenzene grown by physical vapor deposition show enhanced stability with respect to samples slowly cooled from the liquid at a rate of 5 K min(-1). The heat capacity is measured in situ immediately after growth from the vapor or after re-freezing from the supercooled liquid at various heating(More)
Glasses and other noncrystalline solids exhibit thermal and acoustic properties at low temperatures anomalously different from those found in crystalline solids, and with a remarkable degree of universality. Below a few kelvin, these universal properties have been successfully interpreted using the tunneling model, which has enjoyed (almost) unanimous(More)
While ordinary glasses transform into supercooled liquid via a homogeneous bulk mechanism, thin film glasses of higher stability transform heterogeneously by a front propagating from the surface and/or the interfaces. In this work, we use quasi-adiabatic fast scanning nanocalorimetry to determine the heat capacity of thin glassy layers of indomethacin(More)
Physical properties at the nanoscale are novel and different from those in bulk materials. Over the last few decades, there has been an ever growing interest in the fabrication of nanowire structures for a wide variety of applications including energy generation purposes. Nevertheless, the study of their transport properties, such as thermal conductivity,(More)