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Free-standing single-walled carbon nanotube–CdSe quantum dots hybrid ultrathin films for flexible optoelectronic conversion devices

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In this work, we described a facile route for the fabrication of free-standing single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT)–CdSe quantum dots (QDs) hybrid ultrathin films and investigated their optoelectronic conversion properties. A free-standing SWCNT film with thickness of ∼36 nm was firstly prepared via vacuum filtration. The film was then immersed into the pre-synthesized oleic acid-capped CdSe QDs (average diameter of 3.5 nm) solution, where CdSe QDs anchored spontaneously onto the surface of SWCNT film to produce SWCNT–CdSe QDs hybrid film. By using pure SWCNT films in different thicknesses as bottom and top electrodes, a flexible all-carbon electrode optoelectronic conversion device with sandwich structure of SWCNT film (thickness of ∼200 nm)/SWCNT–CdSe QDs hybrid film (thickness of ∼36 nm)/SWCNT film (thickness of ∼36 nm) was constructed to generate optoelectronic conversion under illumination of solar-simulated light. Our results demonstrated that the all-carbon electrode structure was effective for charge separation and a sensitive and stable photocurrent signal could be produced in such a device. In addition, our SWCNT–CdSe QDs hybrid film exhibited high flexibility and durability. No clear change in the resistance of the film was detected under bending in various bending angles.

Graphical abstract: Free-standing single-walled carbon nanotube–CdSe quantum dots hybrid ultrathin films for flexible optoelectronic conversion devices

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Submitted
17 Apr 2012
Accepted
21 May 2012
First published
23 May 2012

Nanoscale, 2012,4, 4515-4521
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Paper

Free-standing single-walled carbon nanotube–CdSe quantum dots hybrid ultrathin films for flexible optoelectronic conversion devices

Z. Shi, C. Liu, W. Lv, H. Shen, D. Wang, L. Chen, L. S. Li and J. Jin, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4515
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30920C

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