Dey, Chirantan and Molla, Atiar Rahaman and Tarafder, Anal and Mishra, Manish Kr and De, Goutam and Goswami, Madhumita and Kothiyal, G P and Karmakar, Basudeb (2014) Single-step in-situ synthesis and optical properties of ZnSe nanostructured dielectric nanocomposites. Journal of Applied Physics, 115 (13). Article No.-134309. ISSN 0021-8979

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This work provides the evidence of visible red photoluminescent light emission from ZnSe nanocrystals (NCs) grown within a dielectric (borosilicate glass) matrix synthesized by a single step in-situ technique for the first time and the NC sizes were controlled by varying only the concentration of ZnSe in glass matrix. The ZnSe NCs were investigated by UV-Vis optical absorption spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The sizes of the ZnSe NCs estimated from the TEM images are found to alter in the range of 2-53 nm. Their smaller sizes of the NCs were also calculated by using the optical absorption spectra and the effective mass approximation model. The band gap enlargements both for carrier and exciton confinements were evaluated and found to be changed in the range of 0-1.0 eV. The Raman spectroscopic studies showed blue shifted Raman peaks of ZnSe at 295 and 315 cm(-1) indicating phonon confinement effect as well as compressive stress effect on the surface atoms of the NCs. Red photoluminescence in ZnSe-glass nanocomposite reveals a broad multiple-peak structure due to overlapping of emission from NC size related electron-hole recombination (similar to 707 nm) and emissions from defects to traps, which were formed due to Se and Zn vacancies signifying potential application in photonics. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 05:40
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 05:40

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