Honors Capstone Project
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Arts and Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Sciences and Engineering
Chemistry | Materials Chemistry
Quantum dots have recently been awarded attention due to their tunable optical and spectroscopic properties. The optical and spectroscopic behavior of quantum dots was investigated as a function of mean particle size. Manipulation of the reaction conditions and constituents impact the controllability of size and surface conditions. Therefore, synthesis of CdSe and CdS semiconductor nanoparticles with tunable particle size were created using temperature, time, and composition as variables. Analytical techniques used to characterize the nanoparticles included fluorescence and electronic absorption. The effect of temperature, aside from changing the size of the particle, also eliminated defects on the surface and caused thermal annealing.
Sexton, Amber, "Tuning Quantum Dots Optical Properties by Temperature and Concentration Modulation" (2010). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 349.
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