Binding characteristics of surface ligands on PbSe QDs and impact on electrical conductivity

Won Jin Kim, Sung Jin Kim, Jangwon Seo, Y. Sahoo, A. N. Cartwright, Kwang Sup Lee, Paras N. Prasad

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We report the binding and conductivity characteristics of PbSe nanocrystal quantum dots which have different ligands on the surface. The PbSe nanocrystal quantum dots were surface functionalized using chemical treatment. The results of post-treatment analysis show that the PbSe surface can be successfully functionalized with various ligands based on thiol- and amine-molecules (e.g., oleic acid, dodecanethiol and butylamine). Conductivity measurements performed using a metal-semiconductor-metal structure indicate that there is an increase of conductivity as the length of the ligand connecting the quantum dots is reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLow-Cost Solution-Based Deposition of Inorganic Films for Electronic/Photonic Devices
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781615677597
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2008Dec 5 2008

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2008 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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