Electrodeposited quantum dots: Coherent nanocrystalline CdSe on oriented polycrystalline Au films Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract The formation of highly coherent nanocrystalline semiconductor films on polycrystalline metal substrates has important practical and theoretical implications. Electron diffraction patterns reveal that quantum dots (QDs) of CdSe grown on a gold film on a mica substrate are coherent over several micrometers in the lateral directions (see Figure), while in the case of a glass substrate there is a complete loss of epitaxy for QD layers not in direct contact with the gold. Fig.

publication date

  • January 1, 1997