Kyung-Sang Cho

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Single-crystal PbSe nanowires are synthesized in solution through oriented attachment of nanocrystal building blocks. Reaction temperatures of 190-250 degrees C and multicomponent surfactant mixtures result in a nearly defect-free crystal lattice and high uniformity of nanowire diameter along the entire length. The wires' dimensions are tuned by tailoring(More)
Layered assembly structures composed of nanomaterials, such as nanocrystals, have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new functional devices whose optical, electromagnetic and electronic behaviours are determined by the spatial arrangement of component elements. However, difficulties in handling each constituent layer in a(More)
By use of electrostatic force microscopy, we measure the charge and polarizability of 12-nm PbSe nanocrystals on n-and p-type silicon with a 2-nm thermal oxide layer. Individual nanocrystals show a dielectric constant of >100. In ambient light, the nanocrystals generate static electric fields of magnitudes too weak to be caused by a full elementary charge.(More)
Phosphors, long-known color-converting photonic agents, are gaining increasing attention owing to the interest in white LEDs and related applications. Conventional material-based approaches to phosphors focus on obtaining the desired absorption/emission wavelengths and/or improving quantum efficiency. Here, we report a novel approach for enhancing the(More)
We investigated the band gap of SiZnSnO (SZTO) with different Si contents. Band gap engineering of SZTO is explained by the evolution of the electronic structure, such as changes in the band edge states and band gap. Using ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), it was verified that Si atoms can modify the band gap of SZTO thin films. Carrier(More)
A new application area using a very simple alkali metal chalcogenide, disodium diselenide (Na2Se2), has been developed. The prepared alkali metal chalcogenide (disodium diselenide, Na2Se2) acts as an anionic exchange precursor (PbS to PbS-PbSe), a Se precursor for metal selenide nanoparticles (Ag to Ag2Se), and a MCC (FeO-MCC) depending on the type of(More)
Due to its direct and narrow band gap, high chemical stability, and high Seebeck coefficient (1800 μVK(-1)), antimony selenide (Sb2Se3) has many potential applications, such as in photovoltaic devices, thermoelectric devices, and solar cells. However, research on the Sb2Se3 materials has been limited by its low electrical conductivity in bulk state. To(More)
Although Group II-VI quantum dots (QDs) have attracted much attention due to their wide range of applications in QD-based devices, the presence of toxic ions in II-VI QDs raises environmental concerns. To fulfill the demands of nontoxic QDs, synthetic routes for III-V QDs have been developed. However, only a few comparative analyses on optical properties of(More)
The patterning of colloidal quantum dots with nanometer resolution is essential for their application in photonics and plasmonics. Several patterning approaches, such as the use of polymer composites, molecular lock-and-key methods, inkjet printing and microcontact printing of quantum dots have been recently developed. Herein, we present a simple method of(More)
We examine exciton recombination, energy-, and charge transfer in multilayer CdS/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) on silver plasmonic resonators using photoluminescence (PL) and excitation spectroscopy along with kinetic modeling and simulations. The exciton dynamics including all the processes are strongly affected by the separation distance between QDs and silver(More)