Photoluminescence of CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots enhanced by energy transfer from a phosphorescent donor


We demonstrate exciton energy transfer from a thin film of phosphorescent dye fac tris(2-phenylpyridine) iridium (Ir(ppy)3) to a monolayer of colloidal CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots (QDs). The energy transfer is manifested in time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) measurements as elongation of the QD PL time constant from 40 to 400 ns, and a concomitant 55% increase of time-integrated QD PL intensity. The observed PL dynamics are shown to be dominated by exciton diffusion within the Ir(ppy)3 film to the QD layer.

Chemical physics letters
Polina Anikeeva
Polina Anikeeva
Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics

My goal is to combine the current knowledge of biology and nanoelectronics to develop materials and devices for minimally invasive treatments for neurological and neuromuscular diseases.