“In-Situ” Monitoring of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot Growth During Microwave Synthesis

A. Zane, C. McCracken, D. Knight, W.J. Waldman, P. Dutta
The Ohio State University, US

Keywords: quantum dot, microwave synthesis, fluorescence, CdSe, CdSe/ZnS


The microwave synthesis of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots was observed in real-time using fluorescence spectroscopy for the first time. This technique was used as an efficient way to optimize the temperature and time of the synthesis, leading to higher quantum yields.