Controlled assembly of CdSe/MWNT hybrid material and its fast photoresponse with wavelength selectivity

Hyung Cheoul Shim, Sohee Jeong, Chang-Soo Han

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We report the novel assembly method of CdSe quantum dot (QD)/pyridine/multi-walled carbon nanotube (CdSe-py-MWNT) hybrid material between electrodes using two-step dielectrophoresis (DEP). At the first step, we assembled the individual MWNT between electrodes by the DEP method. At the second step, the CdSe-py materials were assembled onto the MWNT by DEP method again, which enables site specific and density controlled assembly of QDs. As the photoresponse results, the recovery time of the device fabricated was about 250 times faster than that of a similar CdSe-py-SWNT device using a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) instead of a MWNT. Moreover, it was demonstrated that the optoelectronic property of the device could be modulated by the size of CdSe NQD assembled on a MWNT. We characterized the material and the device by using SEM, TEM, absorption spectroscopy, and optoelectronic instruments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number165201
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 22
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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