Probing buried defects in zinc oxide nanoparticles using defect-mediated energy transfer
Semiconductor nanocrystals are actively explored as light harvesting materials for solar energy conversion and optoelectronic applications such as solar cells and light emitting diodes. The underlying processes in such systems include charge carrier generation, recombination, and transport. Defects influence these underlying processes by introducing energy levels inside the semiconductor bandgap that trap charge carriers. Despite their critical importance, the real space distribution of defect sites in semiconductor nanocrystals is often unknown. Here we demonstrate an ensemble-level ...
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