Semiconductor Nanomaterials and Nanocrystals

Authors N.V. Stetsyk1 , V.G. Antonyuk1 , M.M. Rudka2

1 Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 50, Dragomanova Str., 79005 Lviv, Ukraine

2 Lviv Polytechnic National University, 12, St. Bandera Str., 79013 Lviv, Ukraine

Issue Volume 7, Year 2015, Number 2
Dates Received 27 October 2014; published online 10 June 2015
Citation N.V. Stetsyk, V.G. Antonyuk, M.M. Rudka, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 7 No 2, 02036 (2015)
PACS Number(s) 73.21.La, 78.40.Fy, 78.67.Bf
Keywords Nanocrystals (3) , Nanotechnology (6) , Impurity (5) , Doping (20) , Dopants, Nanoparticles (70) , Quantum effect.
Annotation This article introduces an innovative synthesis of doped nanocrystals and aims at expanding the fundamental understanding of charge transport in these doped nanocrystal films. The list of semiconductor nanocrystals that can be doped is large, and if one combines that with available dopants, an even larger set of materials with interesting properties and applications can be generated. In addition to doping, another promising route to increase conductivity in nanocrystal films is to use nanocrystals with high ionic conductivities. This work also examines this possibility by studying new phases of mixed ionic and electronic conductors at the nanoscale. Such a versatile approach may open new pathways for interesting fundamental research, and also lay the foundation for the creation of novel materials with important application.

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