Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of quantum dots

Jianmin Xu, Xiaojun Ji, Kerim M. Gattás-Asfura, Chengshan Wang, Roger Leblanc

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Abstract

Trioctylphosphine oxide (TOPO) capped CdSe and (CdSe)ZnS quantum dots (QDs) were prepared. The surface chemistry behavior of both QDs at the air-water interface was carefully examined by various physical measurements. Stable Langmuir films were formed for both QDs. The average limiting nanoparticle area derived from the π-A isotherms of the QDs could be used to estimate the average size of the QDs if the thickness of TOPO shell was counted. The epifluorescence image of the QDs Langmuir films revealed an aggregation in 2D during the early stage of the compression process. On the other hand, a diacetylene-peptide (PDA-Cys-Cys-Gly-OH) derivative, namely PDA-CCG, was used to modify the surface of QDs. This modification resulted in a robust and homogeneous Langmuir film, which is photopolymerizable and contains active binding sites for the binding of biomolecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume284-285
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StatePublished - Aug 15 2006

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Keywords

  • Langmuir film
  • Langmuir-Blodgett film
  • Polydiacetylene
  • Quantum dots

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  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of quantum dots. / Xu, Jianmin; Ji, Xiaojun; Gattás-Asfura, Kerim M.; Wang, Chengshan; Leblanc, Roger.

In: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 284-285, 15.08.2006, p. 35-42.

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Xu, Jianmin ; Ji, Xiaojun ; Gattás-Asfura, Kerim M. ; Wang, Chengshan ; Leblanc, Roger. / Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of quantum dots. In: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2006 ; Vol. 284-285. pp. 35-42.
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