Coarsening kinetics of Mn-doped CdSe nanocrystals

Yun Mo Sung, Woo Chul Kwak, Tae Geun Kim

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CdSe and Mn-doped CdSe nanocrystals were synthesized by the inverse micelle technique using paraffin oil and oleic acid, and they were found to be highly crystalline with the zinc blende structure. The coarsening behavior of the nanocrystals was monitored using the red-shift in UV-visible light absorption peaks, and their size variation was estimated using the quantum confinement theory. The size values were used for the Lifshitz-Slyozov-Wagner (LSW) analyses for the coarsening kinetics. By determining the activation energy (Q) and reaction rate constant (Ko), the coarsening mechanism was identified as surface diffusion of atoms, and the kinetics equation could be completed for both nanocrystals. The Mn-doped CdSe nanocrystals showed faster coarsening kinetics due to the low activation energy barrier for the diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1186-1190
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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