Northwestern University

Thu 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Jonathan Owen of Columbia University

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  

Where: Ryan Hall, Ryan 4003, 2190 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Ria Hirsch  

Group: Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center

Category: Academic


Dr. Jonathan Owen of Columbia University will visit Northwestern to deliver an ANSER seminar titled, "The Coordination Chemistry of Semiconductor Nanocrystals."



Surfaces dominate the properties of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals. Characterizing and controlling surface coordination chemistry is therefore crucial to their application in optoelectronics and fluorescence labeling. I will describe our picture of nanocrystal surface structure as well as a novel ligand exchange technique that allows us to fabricate all‐inorganic semiconductor films using solution techniques. In particular, we have exchanged carboxylate ligands for chloride ligands in the presence of alkylphosphines and prepared thin film transistors with unusually high electron mobilities (20 cm^2/V/sec). Using 31P NMR spectroscopy we monitor the binding and exchange of tri‐nalkylphosphines and can estimate the relative binding affinities of amines, phosphines and phosphine oxides. I will also briefly discuss our work on the structural characterization of large semiconductor molecules or molecular clusters.


Please contact Ria Hirsch, with all questions.

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