Synthesis of novel core-shell nanoclusters for quantum dot sensitized solar cell applications

Rick Denomme, Bradley D. Fahlman

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Abstract

Though there are many precedents for metal nanocluster growth utilizing a dendritic stabilizing agent, there are relatively few reports of dendrimer-entrained metal oxide nanostructures. Herein, we will discuss a room-temperature route toward metal oxide nanocluster growth, utilizing both amine-terminated and hydroxyl-terminated G4-PAMAM dendrimers. In addition, we will report our strategy and results to date for the growth of core-shell nanoclusters featuring a II-VI quantum dot interior, coated with a shell of a metal oxide. It is expected that these novel architectures will find applications for advanced sensors as well as next-generation quantum-dot sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 235th National Meeting, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - 2008
Event235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2008Apr 10 2008

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727

Conference

Conference235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period04/6/0804/10/08

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