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Polymer-quantum dot-carbon nanotube composites formation under visible light irradiation

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Polymer-quantum dot-carbon nanotube composites formation under visible light irradiation
Abstract

A facile method for preparation of polymer-CdSe quantum dot (QD)-carbon nanotube (CNT) composite under visible light irradiation is described. This photochemical method for such composite formation is based on a photoinduced hole transfer from the CdSe core to the ligand resulting in the formation of polymeric quantum dots on the surface of the CNT. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) methods were used to confirm the formation of thiophene based polymer-QD-CNT composites. The composites maintain the quantum confinement characteristics of the CdSe nanoparticle, retaining its broad absorption in the spectrum of the sun. The composites thus produced can, therefore, be potentially used as the absorbing material in photovoltaic cells.

Graphical abstractPolymer-quantum dot-carbon nanotube composites are formed under visible light irradiation. This facile photochemical method is based on photoinduced hole transfer from the quantum dot core to the ligand. The hole trasnfer forms polymeric quantum dots on the surface of carbon nanotubes. Such composites are expected to be suitable for application in hybrid solar cells.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideHighlights► A facile method for polymer-quantum dot-carbon nanotube composites formation. ► Visible light-induced photo-polymerization forms the nanocomposites. ► SEM, TEM, and EDX measurements used to confirm nanocomposite formation. ► Such composites are expected to be suitable for application in hybrid solar cells.

Keywords
Polymer; Thiophene; Quantum dots; Carbon nanotube; Visible-light; Photo-polymerization
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 252, 15 January 2013, Pages 8–13
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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