Temperature-dependent Energy Transfer in Mn-doped CdS/ZnS Nanocrystals Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Korean Chemical Society & Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Temperature dependence of the exciton and luminescence intensities in Mn-doped CdS/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) emitting both exciton and dopant luminescence simultaneously was studied in the temperature range 77-320 K. With increasing temperature, exciton luminescence intensity decreased as a result of the increased charge carrier trapping, similar to the usual undoped QDs. In contrast, the sensitized Mn luminescence intensity increased with increasing temperature despite the decrease in the exciton population available for the sensitization. The observed opposite temperature dependence of the exciton and Mn luminescence indicates that the exciton-Mn energy transfer rate should increase with temperature significantly more rapidly than the charge carrier trapping. Temperature shift of the bandgap of the host QD and the energy of accepting d-d transition, resulting in the variation of the donor-acceptor spectral overlap, is considered responsible for the large temperature dependence of the energy transfer rate in Mn-doped QDs.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Park, Y., & Son, D. H.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Park, Yerok||Son, Dong Hee

publication date

  • March 2015