Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots

Synthesis, Assembly, Spectroscopy and Applications

  • Andrey L. Rogach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Stefan Kudera, Luigi Carbone, Liberato Manna, Wolfgang J. Parak
    Pages 1-34
  3. Nikolai Gaponik, Andrey L. Rogach
    Pages 73-99
  4. Dirk Dorfs, Alexander Eychmüller
    Pages 101-117
  5. Elena V. Shevchenko, Dmitri V. Talapin
    Pages 119-169
  6. Sudhanshu Srivastava, Nicholas A. Kotov
    Pages 197-216
  7. Yury P. Rakovich, John F. Donegan
    Pages 257-275
  8. John M. Lupton, Josef Müller
    Pages 311-347
  9. Angela O. Choi, Dusica Maysinger
    Pages 349-365
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 367-372

About this book


When investigations on semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots started more than a quarter of a century ago, no one ever believed that nanoparticle research would develop into one of the major fields in modern science. The basis was laid by studies of photocatalysis and artificial water splitting driven by the former oil crisis. These euphorically started activities ebbed away more and more when on one side oil brimmed over again and the scientists on the other did not succeed in the concomitant formation of hydrogen and oxygen. At the same time size quantisation was discovered in nanocrystals initiating a fruitful research field on scaling laws of physical and chemical properties of quantum dots. Especially optical investigations of semiconductor nanocrystals led to fas- nating scientific results and to applications in optoelectronics and biolabeling. Advances in spectroscopic measurements were always correlated with advances in synthesis. The better the size, shape and surface control of the particles was developed, the more detailed and precise was the spectroscopic information - tained. Applications of nanocrystal quantum dots often require asssembly processes for the formation of polymer hybrids or thin films. For this as well as for the use in biomedical applications new ligand chemistry needed to be developed during the recent past. This book gives a very competent view on all these facets of nanocrystal quantum dot research. Twelve chapters are written by experts in the fields in a way introducing the respective concepts and providing comprehensive overview on the current state of the art.


Assembly Bioapplications Nanocrystals Quantum Dots Semiconductors Synthesis biotechnology exciton optical properties optoelectronics photonics quantum dot semiconductor spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrey L. Rogach
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and CeNSUniversity of MunichGermany

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