The effect of spatial distribution of Zn vacancies in ZnS quantum dots on optical absorption spectra


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Pimachev A., Proshchenko V., Horoz S., Sahin Ö., Dahnovsky Y.

SOLID STATE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.257, pp.47-49, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 257
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ssc.2017.04.004
  • Journal Name: SOLID STATE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-49
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

In this work we propose how to identify the location and spatial distribution of Zn vacancies in ZnS quantum dots (QDs). The experiments reveal a peak shift in absorption spectra towards the lower energies (about 0.1 eV) in the presence of Zn vacancies. To explain such a shift we computationally study the absorption spectra when Zn vacancies are localized in the core, on the surface, and both in the core and on the surface of a quantum dot. From the comparison with the experimental data we conclude that the most favorable configuration of the vacancies is an aggregation on a QD surface. We find that Zn vacancies localized in the core or uniformly distributed on the QD surface, do not explain the experimentally observed shift in the absorption curves.