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Quantum dots protected from oxidative attack using alumina shells synthesized by atomic layer deposition

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Abstract

Applications of luminescent quantum dots require the materials to be stable under a wide range of temperatures, photon fluxes and chemical environments. In this work, we demonstrate that Al2O3 shells synthesized by atomic layer deposition on films of CdTe quantum dots are effective to prevent chemical degradation for up to 17 hours under continuous illumination at 90 °C in ambient air. Control samples with no Al2O3 coating experienced extensive oxidation and severe quenching of the photoluminescence intensity under these conditions.

Graphical abstract: Quantum dots protected from oxidative attack using alumina shells synthesized by atomic layer deposition

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The article was received on 20 Jun 2016, accepted on 18 Aug 2016 and first published on 23 Aug 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05090E
Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 11127-11130

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    Quantum dots protected from oxidative attack using alumina shells synthesized by atomic layer deposition

    B. Yin, B. Sadtler, M. Y. Berezin and E. Thimsen, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 11127
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05090E

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