Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 17, Issue 11–12, pp 1407–1412 | Cite as

Size-dependent electron-hole exchange interaction in CdSe quantum dots

  • M. Chamarro
  • C. Gourdon
  • P. Lavallard
  • O. Lublinskaya
  • A. I. Ekimov


We have investigated the fine structure of luminecence of CdSe nanocrystals observed with size-selective excitation. We show that the luminescence line closest to the laser arises from the recombination of the optically forbidden A-exciton. Radiative recombination occurs via a phonon-assisted virtual transition to theB-exciton state. The electron-hole exchange energy obtained from the experimental results strongly increases with decreasing nanocrystal size as expected from the increasing overlap of the electron and hole wave functions. The size dependence is in good agreement with the theoretical predictions.

PACS 71.35

Excitons and related phenomena (including electron-hole drops) 

PACS 73.20

Surface and interface electron states 

PACS 01.30Cc

Conference proceedings 


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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Chamarro
    • 1
  • C. Gourdon
    • 1
  • P. Lavallard
    • 1
  • O. Lublinskaya
    • 2
  • A. I. Ekimov
    • 2
  1. 1.Groupe de Physique des SolidesUniversités Paris 6 et 7, CNRS URA 17Paris Cedex 05France
  2. 2.A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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