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One key goal of nanocrystal research is the development of experimental methods to selectively control the composition and shape of nanocrystals over a wide range of material combinations. The ability to selectively arrange nanosized domains of metallic, semiconducting, and magnetic materials into a single hybrid nanoparticle offers an intriguing route to(More)
Visible light photocatalysis is a promising route for harnessing of solar energy to perform useful chemical reactions and to convert light to chemical energy. Nanoscale photocatalytic systems used to date were based mostly on oxide semiconductors aided by metal deposition and were operational only under UV illumination. Additionally, the degree of control(More)
We investigate the modification of photoluminescence (PL) from single semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots (NCs) in the proximity of metal and semiconducting atomic force microscope (AFM) tips. The presence of the tip alters the radiative decay rate of an emitter via interference and opens efficient nonradiative decay channels via energy transfer to the(More)
We show the anisotropic selective growth of gold tips onto semiconductor (cadmium selenide) nanorods and tetrapods by a simple reaction. The size of the gold tips can be controlled by the concentration of the starting materials. The new nanostructures display modified optical properties caused by the strong coupling between the gold and semiconductor parts.(More)
Electrostatic force microscopy is used to study light-induced charging in single hybrid Au-CdSe nanodumbbells. Upon illumination, nanodumbbells show negative charging, which is in contrast with CdSe rods and Au particles that show positive charging. This different behavior is attributed to charge separation in the nanodumbbells, where after excitation the(More)
The electrophoretic deposition of thin films of colloidal quantum dots is an alternative to spin-casting and printing for large-area, high-throughput processing of quantum-dot (QD) optoelectronics. In this study, QD light-emitting diodes (QD-LEDs) fabricated with electrophoretically deposited films of CdSe/ZnS core/shell QDs are demonstrated for the first(More)
Integration of water splitting catalysts with visible-light-absorbing semiconductors would enable direct solar-energy-to-fuel conversion schemes such as those based on water splitting. A disadvantage of some common semiconductors that possess desirable optical bandgaps is their chemical instability under the conditions needed for oxygen evolution reaction(More)
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