Vanessa Claire Wood

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We present a novel technique for room temperature, solution-based fabrication of alternating current thin-film electroluminescent (AC-TFEL) devices using phosphor-doped nanocrystals. Synthesis for stable ZnSe/ZnS:Mn/ZnS nanocrystals that exhibit a quantum yield of 65 +/- 5% is outlined, and their electroluminescence is demonstrated in structures consisting(More)
High-energy-density materials that undergo conversion and/or alloying reactions hold promise for next-generation lithium (Li) ion batteries. However, these materials experience substantial volume change during electrochemical operation, which causes mechanical fracture of the material and structural disintegration of the electrode, leading to capacity loss.(More)
Improving devices incorporating solution-processed nanocrystal-based semiconductors requires a better understanding of charge transport in these complex, inorganic-organic materials. Here we perform a systematic study on PbS nanocrystal-based diodes using temperature-dependent current-voltage characterization and thermal admittance spectroscopy to develop a(More)
We use a scanning tunneling microscope to probe single-electron charging phenomena in individual CdSe/ ZnS ͑core/shell͒ quantum dots ͑QDs͒ at room temperature. The QDs are deposited on top of a bare Au thin film and form a double-barrier tunnel junction ͑DBTJ͒ between the tip, QD, and substrate. Analysis of room-temperature hysteresis in the current-voltage(More)
We report a novel unipolar light-emitting device architecture that operates using direct-current, field-driven electroluminescence of colloidally synthesized quantum dots (QDs). This device architecture, which is based only on transparent ceramics and QDs, enables emission from different color QDs and, for the first time, constant QD electroluminescence(More)
Solids of semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) are semiconductors in which the band gap can be controlled by changing the size of the constituent NCs. To date, nontrivial dependencies of the carrier mobility on the NC size have been reported. We use the time-of-flight (TOF) technique to measure the carrier mobility as a function of the NC size and find that the(More)
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Since the commercialization of lithium ion batteries (LIBs), layered transition metal oxides (LiMO2, where M = Co, Mn, Ni, or mixtures thereof) have been materials of choice for LIB cathodes. During cycling, the transition metals change their oxidation states, an effect that can be tracked by detecting energy shifts in the X-ray absorption near edge(More)