Silvia Pedetti

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CONSPECTUS: Semiconductors are at the basis of electronics. Up to now, most devices that contain semiconductors use materials obtained from a top down approach with semiconductors grown by molecular beam epitaxy or chemical vapor deposition. Colloidal semiconductor nanoparticles have been synthesized for more than 30 years now, and their synthesis is(More)
Free standing two-dimensional materials appear as a novel class of structures. Recently, the first colloidal two-dimensional heterostructures have been synthesized. These core/shell nanoplatelets are the first step toward colloidal quantum wells. Here, we study in detail the spectroscopic properties of this novel generation of colloidal nanoparticles. We(More)
The nature and decay dynamics of photoexcited states in CdSe core-only and CdSe/CdS core/shell nanoplatelets was studied. The photophysical species produced after ultrafast photoexcitation are studied using a combination of time-resolved photoluminescence (PL), transient absorption (TA), and terahertz (THz) conductivity measurements. The PL, TA, and THz(More)
We have synthesized atomically flat CdSe/CdTe core/crown nanoplatelets (NPLs) with thicknesses of 3, 4, and 5 monolayers with fine control of the crown lateral dimensions. In these type-II NPLs, the charges separate spatially, and the electron wave function is localized in the CdSe core while the hole wave function is confined in the CdTe crown. The(More)
The optical and optoelectronic properties of colloidal quantum dots strongly depend on the passivation of their surface. Surface states are however difficult to quantify using optical spectroscopy and techniques based on back gated field effect transistors are limited in the range of carrier density that can be probed, usually significantly below one charge(More)
The near-field Coulomb interaction between a nanoemitter and a graphene monolayer results in strong Förster-type resonant energy transfer and subsequent fluorescence quenching. Here, we investigate the distance dependence of the energy transfer rate from individual, (i) zero-dimensional CdSe/CdS nanocrystals and (ii) two-dimensional CdSe/CdS/ZnS(More)
Luminescent colloidal CdSe nanoplatelets with atomically defined thicknesses have recently been developed, and their potential for various applications has been shown. To understand their special properties, experiments have until now focused on the relatively short time scales of at most a few nanoseconds. Here, we measure the photoluminescence decay(More)
Resonant acoustic modes from ultrathin CdS colloidal nanoplatelets (NPLs) are probed under high pressure using low frequency Raman spectroscopy. In particular we focus on the characterization of the recently evidenced mass load effect that is responsible for a significant downshift of the NPL breathing frequency due to the inert mass of organic ligands. We(More)
Resonant acoustic modes of ultrathin CdS and CdSe colloidal nanoplatelets (NPLs) with varying thicknesses were probed using low frequency Raman scattering. The spectra are dominated by an intense band ascribed to the thickness breathing mode of the 2D nanostructures. The measured Raman frequencies show strong deviations with respect to the values expected(More)