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Electrochemically self-assembled quantum dot arrays


We report some results pertaining to the magnetic, optical and topographic properties of electrochemically self-assembled quantum dots. Some of these dots self-order into two-dimensional hexagonal-close-packed arrays that are among the most periodic reported so far. We will review nonlinear optical properties of self-assembled CdS quantum dots and present new results pertaining to the nanomagnetic properties of cobalt dots. These structures may have important applications in magnetics, electronics and nonlinear optics.

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Bandyopadhyay, S., Menon, L., Kouklin, N. et al. Electrochemically self-assembled quantum dot arrays. J. Electron. Mater. 28, 515–519 (1999).

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Key words

  • Nanomagnetism
  • nonlinear optics
  • quantum dots
  • self-assembly