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Organic–Inorganic Nanostructure Architecture via Directly Capping Fullerenes onto Quantum Dots

Jae Kwan Lee1, Jonggi Kim2 and Changduk Yang2*

Author affiliations

1 Research Center for Convergence Technology, Hoseo University, Chungnam 336-795, South Korea

2 Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 689-798, South Korea

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Citation and License

Nanoscale Res Lett 2011, 6:23  doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9764-1

Published: 2 September 2010


A new form of fullerene-capped CdSe nanoparticles (PCBA-capped CdSe NPs), using carboxylate ligands with [60]fullerene capping groups that provides an effective synthetic methodology to attach fullerenes noncovalently to CdSe, is presented for usage in nanotechnology and photoelectric fields. Interestingly, either the internal charge transfer or the energy transfer in the hybrid material contributes to photoluminescence (PL) quenching of the CdSe moieties.

Quantum dots; Fullerene; Organic–inorganic nanostructure; Hybrid solar cell; Ligand exchange