Designed for charge transfer: Complexes of CdSe nanocrystals and oligothiophenes

Delia J. Milliron*, Claire Pitois, Carine Edder, Jean M.J. Fréchet, A. Paul Alivisatos

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An electrostatic surfactant was designed to engineer the interface in nanocrystal-polymer solar cells. The surfactant, bound to nanocrystal surface, faciliated charge transfer and limited recombination by physically and electronically mediating the interaction of organic and inorganic components. The head group of the surfactant was designed to ligate the nanocrystal surface, strongly attaching the molecule and passivating surface states of the semiconductor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-178
Number of pages2
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventOrganic and Polymeric materials and Devices - Optical, Electrical and Optoelectronic Properties - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 1 2002Apr 5 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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