Light-Driven and Phonon-Assisted Dynamics in Organic and Semiconductor Nanostructures

Svetlana Kilina, Dmitri Kilin, Sergei Tretiak

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Rapid advances in chemical synthesis and fabrication techniques have led to a boost in manufacturing and design of novel nanostructured materials that exhibit unique and often unforeseen properties.2 One of the greatest advantages of these nanosystems is the ability to control their electronic and optical properties through the sample size, shape, and topology utilizing a broad variety of organic and inorganic materials. While much is known about the size-dependence of the QD properties due to quantum confinement, considerably less is understood about the effects the surface morphology and passivation layer have on the photoexcited dynamics of QDs. Thus, the QD surface plays a critical role in defining the charge and energy transfer processes that govern light harvesting and conversion of light energy to electric current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5929-5978
Number of pages50
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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