Synthesis and optical properties of linker-free TiO2/CdSe nanorods

Yasser Hassan, Chi Hung Chuang, Yoichi Kobayashi, Neil Coombs, Sandeep Gorantla, Gianluigi A. Botton, Mitchell A. Winnik, Clemens Burda, Gregory D. Scholes

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Linker-free TiO2/CdSe hybrid nanorods (NRs) were prepared by growing CdSe QDs in the presence of TiO2 NR seeds using seeded-growth type colloidal injection approach. TEM studies revealed the abundant formation of anatase TiO2 NRs with different lengths. We found that the as-prepared TiO2 seeds determined the morphology of TiO 2/CdSe NRs. The photophysics of these materials were studied by photoluminescence (PL) and femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. While we observed the efficient PL quenching in TiO2/CdSe NRs, the bleach dynamics of TiO2/CdSe NRs is similar to that of CdSe NRs. It suggests that while surface traps that arise from the lattice mismatch between CdSe and TiO2 are mainly observed in transient absorption measurements the ultrafast exciton dissociation over the experimental time resolution occurs in TiO2/CdSe NRs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3347-3358
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 13 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Energy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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