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Chapter 5

The Synthesis of Core/Shell Quantum Dots

Quantum dots have desirable optical properties, yet often require further stabilisation to provide novel optical properties and to be practically useful. In this chapter we describe shelling chemistries and techniques, and the types of structures accessible, such as type I, type II and inverse shell heterostructures. We also discuss the use of alloys in core/shell chemistry, the more unusual shell materials and the use of multiple shells. We extend our discussion to core/shell materials based on III–V and IV–VI quantum dots.

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Print publication date
03 Jul 2014
Copyright year
2014
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-985-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-835-4
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-193-5