Open Access Peer-reviewed

Monolayer Topography of Quantum Dots at the Interfaces

Daria O. Solovyeva1, 2, Ilya S. Zaitsev2, Sergei Yu. Zaitsev1, 2,

1Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

2Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology, Moscow, Russia

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research. 2013, 1(2), 13-16. DOI: 10.12691/nnr-1-2-1
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

The stable monolayer and multilayer films of colloidal nanocrystals – quantum dots (QDs) were obtained and studied. It is possible to visualize and characterize morphology (structural integrity, etc.) of the QD monolayers by Brewster angle and fluorescence microscopy techniques. The obtained films can be promising elements of the nanohybrid structures (such as QDs with natural biomembrane fragments and components) in photovoltaic cells and “nanoscale” materials for bio- and nanotechnology.

Keywords:

brewster angle microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, monolayers, biomembranes, quantum dots
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