Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 8 (2013)

Radiative properties of carriers in CdSe-CdS core-shell heterostructured nanocrystals of various geometries

S. Zhou, L. Dong, S. Popov, A. T. Friberg


We report a model on core-shell heterostructured nanocrystals with CdSe as the core and CdS as the shell. The model is based on one-band Schrödinger equation. Three different geometries, nanodot, nanorod, and nanobone, are implemented. The carrier localization regimes with these structures are simulated, compared, and analyzed. Based on the electron and hole wave functions, the carrier overlap integral that has a great impact on stimulated emission is further investigated numerically by a novel approach. Furthermore, the relation between the nanocrystal size and electron-hole recombination energy is also examined.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2013.13042]

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