Electrochemically formed semiconductor nanoparticle/polymer composite thin films

R. Clayton Shallcross, Amy L. Graham, Gemma D. D'Ambruoso, Bryan D. Korth, H. K. Hall, Zhiping Zheng, Dong-Chul Pyun, Neal R Armstrong

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Abstract

Semiconductor nanoparticles (SC-NP), such as those created from CdSe, have great potential as the primary light absorber in both solar electric (photovoltaic) and solar hydrogen energy conversion technologies. The primary steps in solar energy conversion include light absorption (where these SC-NPs excel); exciton dissociation into mobile charge carriers; charge transport; and iv) charge collection (and/or production of a fuel such as hydrogen) can be difficult to control for materials systems in which the SC-NP is only dispersed in a polymer host. We have recently shown that electroactive ligands (based on electron-rich thiophenes) can be used to protect the SC-NP, and that these ligands then allow for electrochemical cross-linking of the SC-NP into a conducting or semiconducting polymer host. This talk will focus on formation and characterization of our most recent SC-NP/polythiophene composite materials, and the energetics of photoinduced electron transfer in these materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2008
Event235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2008Apr 10 2008

Other

Other235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period4/6/084/10/08

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Composite films
Polymers
Semiconductor materials
Nanoparticles
Thin films
Energy conversion
Hydrogen
Ligands
Semiconducting polymers
Thiophenes
Electrons
Conducting polymers
Thiophene
Charge carriers
Excitons
Solar energy
Light absorption
Charge transfer
Composite materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Clayton Shallcross, R., Graham, A. L., D'Ambruoso, G. D., Korth, B. D., Hall, H. K., Zheng, Z., ... Armstrong, N. R. (2008). Electrochemically formed semiconductor nanoparticle/polymer composite thin films. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts

Electrochemically formed semiconductor nanoparticle/polymer composite thin films. / Clayton Shallcross, R.; Graham, Amy L.; D'Ambruoso, Gemma D.; Korth, Bryan D.; Hall, H. K.; Zheng, Zhiping; Pyun, Dong-Chul; Armstrong, Neal R.

ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2008.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Clayton Shallcross, R, Graham, AL, D'Ambruoso, GD, Korth, BD, Hall, HK, Zheng, Z, Pyun, D-C & Armstrong, NR 2008, Electrochemically formed semiconductor nanoparticle/polymer composite thin films. in ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008, New Orleans, LA, United States, 4/6/08.
Clayton Shallcross R, Graham AL, D'Ambruoso GD, Korth BD, Hall HK, Zheng Z et al. Electrochemically formed semiconductor nanoparticle/polymer composite thin films. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2008
Clayton Shallcross, R. ; Graham, Amy L. ; D'Ambruoso, Gemma D. ; Korth, Bryan D. ; Hall, H. K. ; Zheng, Zhiping ; Pyun, Dong-Chul ; Armstrong, Neal R. / Electrochemically formed semiconductor nanoparticle/polymer composite thin films. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2008.
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