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dc.contributor.authorHyun, Byung-Ryool
dc.contributor.authorBartnik, A. C.
dc.contributor.authorSun, Liangfeng
dc.contributor.authorHanrath, Tobias
dc.contributor.authorWise, F. W.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:57:51Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:57:51Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-11
dc.identifier.citationHyun B-R, Bartnik AC, Sun L, Hanrath T, Wise FW (2011) Control of Electron Transfer from Lead-Salt Nanocrystals to TiO 2 . Nano Lett 11: 2126–2132. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl200718w.
dc.identifier.issn1530-6984
dc.identifier.issn1530-6992
dc.identifier.pmid21506588
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/nl200718w
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597855
dc.description.abstractThe roles of solvent reorganization energy and electronic coupling strength on the transfer of photoexcited electrons from PbS nanocrystals to TiO 2 nanoparticles are investigated. We find that the electron transfer depends only weakly on the solvent, in contrast to the strong dependence in the nanocrystal-molecule system. This is ascribed to the larger size of the acceptor in this system, and is accounted for by Marcus theory. The electronic coupling of the PbS and TiO 2 is varied by changing the length, aliphatic and aromatic structure, and anchor groups of the linker molecules. Shorter linker molecules consistently lead to faster electron transfer. Surprisingly, linker molecules of the same length but distinct chemical structures yield similar electron transfer rates. In contrast, the electron transfer rate can vary dramatically with different anchor groups. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank Professor Masa-aki Haga (Chuo University, Japan) for providing MBPA. This work was supported by the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) with funding from the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center program of the National Science Foundation (cooperative agreement DMR 0520404) and in part by Award No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.subjectanchor groups
dc.subjectelectron transfer
dc.subjectelectronic coupling
dc.subjectMarcus theory
dc.subjectsolvent reorganization energy
dc.subjectspacer length
dc.titleControl of Electron Transfer from Lead-Salt Nanocrystals to TiO 2
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalNano Letters
dc.contributor.institutionCornell University, Ithaca, United States
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-018-02


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