Abstract

In this paper we study the laser-induced modification of optical properties of nanocomposite based on cadmium sulphide quantum dots encapsulated into thiomalic acid shell which were embedded into a porous silica matrix. We found red shift of luminescence of the nanocomposite when exposed to laser radiation at λ = 405 nm. Using pump-probe method and Small-Angle X-ray Scattering technique it was found that laser radiation at λ = 405 nm also increases the absorption coefficient of the nanocomposite in 15 times due to agglomeration of quantum dots. The modification of absorption properties is fully reversible.

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2013

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[CrossRef]

2012

2011

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010

D. Bera, L. Qian, T.-K. Tseng, P. H. Holloway, “Quantum dots and their multimodal applications: A review,” Materials. 3(4), 2260–2345 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Tang, F. Teng, Y. Hou, Y. Wang, F. Tan, S. Qu, Z. Wang, “Optical properties and electrical bistability of CdS nanoparticles synthesized in dodecanethiol,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(16), 163112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

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[CrossRef]

2006

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Tang, R. A. Marcus, “Photoinduced spectral diffusion and diffusion-controlled electron transfer reactions in fluorescence intermittency of quantum dots,” J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 53, 1–13 (2006).

2004

2003

P. V. Konarev, V. V. Volkov, A. V. Sokolova, M. H. J. Koch, D. I. Svergun, “PRIMUS: a Windows PC-based system for small-angle scattering data analysis,” J. Appl. Cryst. 36(5), 1277–1282 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1999

D. I. Svergun, “Restoring low resolution structure of biological macromolecules from solution scattering using simulated annealing,” Biophys. J. 76(6), 2879–2886 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1992

D. I. Svergun, “Determination of the regularization parameter in indirect-transform methods using perceptual criteria,” J. Appl. Cryst. 25(4), 495–503 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Alt, W.

Bawendi, M.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bera, D.

D. Bera, L. Qian, T.-K. Tseng, P. H. Holloway, “Quantum dots and their multimodal applications: A review,” Materials. 3(4), 2260–2345 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Brueck, S. R. J.

Bulovic, V.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chang, L.-Y.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dani, K. M.

Du, Y. M.

H. M. Gong, X.-H. Wang, Y. M. Du, Q. Q. Wang, “Optical nonlinear absorption and refraction of CdS and CdS-Ag core-shell quantum dots,” J. Chem. Phys. 125(2), 024707 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gong, H. M.

H. M. Gong, X.-H. Wang, Y. M. Du, Q. Q. Wang, “Optical nonlinear absorption and refraction of CdS and CdS-Ag core-shell quantum dots,” J. Chem. Phys. 125(2), 024707 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gradecak, S.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Holloway, P. H.

D. Bera, L. Qian, T.-K. Tseng, P. H. Holloway, “Quantum dots and their multimodal applications: A review,” Materials. 3(4), 2260–2345 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hou, Y.

A. Tang, F. Teng, Y. Hou, Y. Wang, F. Tan, S. Qu, Z. Wang, “Optical properties and electrical bistability of CdS nanoparticles synthesized in dodecanethiol,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(16), 163112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Y.

Jiang, Y.

J. S. Jie, W. J. Zhang, Y. Jiang, X. M. Meng, Y. Q. Li, S. T. Lee, “Photoconductive characteristics of single-crystal CdS nanoribbons,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1887–1892 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jie, J. S.

J. S. Jie, W. J. Zhang, Y. Jiang, X. M. Meng, Y. Q. Li, S. T. Lee, “Photoconductive characteristics of single-crystal CdS nanoribbons,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1887–1892 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Koch, M. H. J.

P. V. Konarev, V. V. Volkov, A. V. Sokolova, M. H. J. Koch, D. I. Svergun, “PRIMUS: a Windows PC-based system for small-angle scattering data analysis,” J. Appl. Cryst. 36(5), 1277–1282 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Konarev, P. V.

P. V. Konarev, V. V. Volkov, A. V. Sokolova, M. H. J. Koch, D. I. Svergun, “PRIMUS: a Windows PC-based system for small-angle scattering data analysis,” J. Appl. Cryst. 36(5), 1277–1282 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ku, Z.

Lee, S. T.

J. S. Jie, W. J. Zhang, Y. Jiang, X. M. Meng, Y. Q. Li, S. T. Lee, “Photoconductive characteristics of single-crystal CdS nanoribbons,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1887–1892 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, Y. Q.

J. S. Jie, W. J. Zhang, Y. Jiang, X. M. Meng, Y. Q. Li, S. T. Lee, “Photoconductive characteristics of single-crystal CdS nanoribbons,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1887–1892 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lim, S.-K.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marcus, R. A.

J. Tang, R. A. Marcus, “Photoinduced spectral diffusion and diffusion-controlled electron transfer reactions in fluorescence intermittency of quantum dots,” J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 53, 1–13 (2006).

Meng, X. M.

J. S. Jie, W. J. Zhang, Y. Jiang, X. M. Meng, Y. Q. Li, S. T. Lee, “Photoconductive characteristics of single-crystal CdS nanoribbons,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1887–1892 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Meschede, D.

Postnova, I. V.

K. M. Sergeeva, I. V. Postnova, Yu. A. Shchipunov, “Incorporation of Quantum Dots into a Silica matrix using a compatible precursor,” Colloid J. 75(6), 714–719 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Prasankumar, R. P.

Qian, L.

D. Bera, L. Qian, T.-K. Tseng, P. H. Holloway, “Quantum dots and their multimodal applications: A review,” Materials. 3(4), 2260–2345 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Qu, S.

A. Tang, F. Teng, Y. Hou, Y. Wang, F. Tan, S. Qu, Z. Wang, “Optical properties and electrical bistability of CdS nanoparticles synthesized in dodecanethiol,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(16), 163112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ren, S.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sergeeva, K. M.

K. M. Sergeeva, I. V. Postnova, Yu. A. Shchipunov, “Incorporation of Quantum Dots into a Silica matrix using a compatible precursor,” Colloid J. 75(6), 714–719 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Shchipunov, Yu. A.

K. M. Sergeeva, I. V. Postnova, Yu. A. Shchipunov, “Incorporation of Quantum Dots into a Silica matrix using a compatible precursor,” Colloid J. 75(6), 714–719 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Smith, M.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sokolova, A. V.

P. V. Konarev, V. V. Volkov, A. V. Sokolova, M. H. J. Koch, D. I. Svergun, “PRIMUS: a Windows PC-based system for small-angle scattering data analysis,” J. Appl. Cryst. 36(5), 1277–1282 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Svergun, D. I.

P. V. Konarev, V. V. Volkov, A. V. Sokolova, M. H. J. Koch, D. I. Svergun, “PRIMUS: a Windows PC-based system for small-angle scattering data analysis,” J. Appl. Cryst. 36(5), 1277–1282 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D. I. Svergun, “Restoring low resolution structure of biological macromolecules from solution scattering using simulated annealing,” Biophys. J. 76(6), 2879–2886 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. I. Svergun, “Determination of the regularization parameter in indirect-transform methods using perceptual criteria,” J. Appl. Cryst. 25(4), 495–503 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tan, F.

A. Tang, F. Teng, Y. Hou, Y. Wang, F. Tan, S. Qu, Z. Wang, “Optical properties and electrical bistability of CdS nanoparticles synthesized in dodecanethiol,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(16), 163112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tang, A.

A. Tang, F. Teng, Y. Hou, Y. Wang, F. Tan, S. Qu, Z. Wang, “Optical properties and electrical bistability of CdS nanoparticles synthesized in dodecanethiol,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(16), 163112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tang, J.

J. Tang, R. A. Marcus, “Photoinduced spectral diffusion and diffusion-controlled electron transfer reactions in fluorescence intermittency of quantum dots,” J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 53, 1–13 (2006).

Taylor, A. J.

Teng, F.

A. Tang, F. Teng, Y. Hou, Y. Wang, F. Tan, S. Qu, Z. Wang, “Optical properties and electrical bistability of CdS nanoparticles synthesized in dodecanethiol,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(16), 163112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tseng, T.-K.

D. Bera, L. Qian, T.-K. Tseng, P. H. Holloway, “Quantum dots and their multimodal applications: A review,” Materials. 3(4), 2260–2345 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Upadhya, P. C.

Volkov, V. V.

P. V. Konarev, V. V. Volkov, A. V. Sokolova, M. H. J. Koch, D. I. Svergun, “PRIMUS: a Windows PC-based system for small-angle scattering data analysis,” J. Appl. Cryst. 36(5), 1277–1282 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Q. Q.

H. M. Gong, X.-H. Wang, Y. M. Du, Q. Q. Wang, “Optical nonlinear absorption and refraction of CdS and CdS-Ag core-shell quantum dots,” J. Chem. Phys. 125(2), 024707 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, X.-H.

H. M. Gong, X.-H. Wang, Y. M. Du, Q. Q. Wang, “Optical nonlinear absorption and refraction of CdS and CdS-Ag core-shell quantum dots,” J. Chem. Phys. 125(2), 024707 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, Y.

A. Tang, F. Teng, Y. Hou, Y. Wang, F. Tan, S. Qu, Z. Wang, “Optical properties and electrical bistability of CdS nanoparticles synthesized in dodecanethiol,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(16), 163112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

A. Tang, F. Teng, Y. Hou, Y. Wang, F. Tan, S. Qu, Z. Wang, “Optical properties and electrical bistability of CdS nanoparticles synthesized in dodecanethiol,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(16), 163112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wiedemann, U.

Wu, S.-T.

Xiao, C.

Q. Xiao, C. Xiao, “Surface-defect-states photoluminescence in CdS nanocrystals prepared by one-step aqueous synthesis method,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 255(16), 7111–7114 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Xiao, Q.

Q. Xiao, C. Xiao, “Surface-defect-states photoluminescence in CdS nanocrystals prepared by one-step aqueous synthesis method,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 255(16), 7111–7114 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W. J.

J. S. Jie, W. J. Zhang, Y. Jiang, X. M. Meng, Y. Q. Li, S. T. Lee, “Photoconductive characteristics of single-crystal CdS nanoribbons,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1887–1892 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, J.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, N.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, Y.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. Tang, F. Teng, Y. Hou, Y. Wang, F. Tan, S. Qu, Z. Wang, “Optical properties and electrical bistability of CdS nanoparticles synthesized in dodecanethiol,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(16), 163112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Surf. Sci.

Q. Xiao, C. Xiao, “Surface-defect-states photoluminescence in CdS nanocrystals prepared by one-step aqueous synthesis method,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 255(16), 7111–7114 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Biophys. J.

D. I. Svergun, “Restoring low resolution structure of biological macromolecules from solution scattering using simulated annealing,” Biophys. J. 76(6), 2879–2886 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Colloid J.

K. M. Sergeeva, I. V. Postnova, Yu. A. Shchipunov, “Incorporation of Quantum Dots into a Silica matrix using a compatible precursor,” Colloid J. 75(6), 714–719 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Cryst.

P. V. Konarev, V. V. Volkov, A. V. Sokolova, M. H. J. Koch, D. I. Svergun, “PRIMUS: a Windows PC-based system for small-angle scattering data analysis,” J. Appl. Cryst. 36(5), 1277–1282 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D. I. Svergun, “Determination of the regularization parameter in indirect-transform methods using perceptual criteria,” J. Appl. Cryst. 25(4), 495–503 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys.

H. M. Gong, X.-H. Wang, Y. M. Du, Q. Q. Wang, “Optical nonlinear absorption and refraction of CdS and CdS-Ag core-shell quantum dots,” J. Chem. Phys. 125(2), 024707 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Chin. Chem. Soc.

J. Tang, R. A. Marcus, “Photoinduced spectral diffusion and diffusion-controlled electron transfer reactions in fluorescence intermittency of quantum dots,” J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 53, 1–13 (2006).

Materials.

D. Bera, L. Qian, T.-K. Tseng, P. H. Holloway, “Quantum dots and their multimodal applications: A review,” Materials. 3(4), 2260–2345 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nano Lett.

S. Ren, L.-Y. Chang, S.-K. Lim, J. Zhao, M. Smith, N. Zhao, V. Bulović, M. Bawendi, S. Gradecak, “Inorganic-organic hybrid solar cell: bridging quantum dots to conjugated polymer nanowires,” Nano Lett. 11(9), 3998–4002 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. S. Jie, W. J. Zhang, Y. Jiang, X. M. Meng, Y. Q. Li, S. T. Lee, “Photoconductive characteristics of single-crystal CdS nanoribbons,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1887–1892 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express

Other

E. Ruiz-Hitzky, K. Ariga, and Yu. M. Lvov, Bio-inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials (Weinheim, 2007), Chap. 3.

L. A. Feigin and D. I. Svergun, Structure Analysis by Small-Angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering, G.W. Taylor, ed. (Plenum Press, 1987).

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