Optical properties of nanostructured mesoporous semiconductor films

Iris Nandhakumar, Timothy Gabriel, Xiahong Li, George S. Attard, Matthew Markham, David C. Smith, Jeremy J. Baumberg

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Direct liquid crystal templating from non-ionic polyoxyethylene surfactants has been utilised to produce well-defined birefringent films of nanostructured cadmium telluride with mesoporous architectures of extended spatial periodicities. The template mixtures and films were characterised by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and polarising optical microscopy to ascertain the presence of a regular nanostructure. UV-VIS reflectance spectroscopy was employed to investigate the films' optical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberS5.6
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventNanostructured Materials in Alternative Energy Devices - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2004Apr 15 2004


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