Using electron paramagnetic resonance we identify point defects in CdS nanocrystals. A spectrum consistent With Cd vacancies in distorted sites is observed, and evidence for S vacancies is presented. Light-induced paramagnetic states attributed to defects are also detected in PbS nanocrystals. Nanocrystal shallow donor electron states are observed in CdS composites with the Conjugated polymer poly [2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethylhexyloxy)-p-phenylene vinylene] (MEH-PPV), and show an increased g-value compared to the bulk, which is Consistent With quantum confinement. Dark state MEH-PPV polarons are observed for composites with small (3.6 nm) CdS nanocrystals.
- QUANTUM DOTS
- CONDUCTING POLYMER