Colloidal Single-Layer Quantum Dots with Lateral Confinement Effects on 2D Exciton. Academic Article uri icon


  • Controlled lateral quantum confinement in single-layer transition-metal chalcogenides (TMCs) can potentially combine the unique properties of two-dimensional (2D) exciton with the size-tunability of exciton energy, creating the single-layer quantum dots (SQDs) of 2D TMC materials. However, exploring such opportunities has been challenging due to the limited ability to produce well-defined SQDs with sufficiently high quality and size control, in conjunction with the commonly observed inconsistency in the optical properties. Here, we report an effective method to synthesize high-quality and size-controlled SQDs of WSe2 via multilayer quantum dots (MQDs) precursors, which enables grasping a clear picture of the role of lateral confinement on the optical properties of the 2D exciton. From the single-particle optical spectra and polarization anisotropy of WSe2 SQDs of varying sizes in addition to their ensemble data, we reveal how the properties of 2D exciton in single-layer TMCs evolve with increasing lateral quantum confinement.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Jin, H. o., Ahn, M., Jeong, S., Han, J. H., Yoo, D., Son, D. H., & Cheon, J.

citation count

  • 39

complete list of authors

  • Jin, Ho||Ahn, Minji||Jeong, Sohee||Han, Jae Hyo||Yoo, Dongwon||Son, Dong Hee||Cheon, Jinwoo

publication date

  • October 2016