Quaternary alloy semiconductor nanobelts with bandgap spanning the entire visible spectrum

Anlian Pan, Ruibin Liu, Minghua Sun, Cun-Zheng Ning

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Abstract

(Graph Presented) We used an improved cothermal evaporation route for the first time to achieve quaternary semiconductor nanostructured alloys, using an example of ZnxCd1-xSySe1-y nanobelts. The PL (bandgap) of these as-grown nanostructured alloys can be continuously tunable across the entire visible spectrum through experimentally controlling their compositions. Such widely controlled alloy nanostructures via composition/light emission provide a new material platform for applications in wavelength-tunable lasers, multicolor detectors, full-spectrum solar cells, LEDs, and color displays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9502-9503
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume131
Issue number27
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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