The acoustic phonon modes of colloidal CdSe nanoparticles in solution (293 K) are passively measured by a third order ultrafast heterodyne cross-polarized transient grating measurement. Using the observed size-dependence of the acoustic phonon frequency, the elastic properties of the nanoparticles are determined. The size-dependence of the elastic modulus is then used to ascertain ίnformation about the relative surface energies of the nanocrystals and suggests the extent and depth of surface reconstruction.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering