Synthesis and properties of metal oxide, semiconductor and hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials
The nanocrystals have higher scope of functionalization due to the higher surface-to-volume ratio and three dimensional quantum confinements of electrons and excitons. The functionalization of TiO2 nanocrystals may be achieved by making its hybrid nanocomposite with an organic material. Inorganic-organic hybrid nanocomposites integrate the useful inorganic and organic characteristics within a single composite. These nanocomposites are expected to exhibit unique electronic and optical properties. In view of the foregoing, the aim of my research is to understand the basic science of the synthesis, characterization and sensitization of various morphologies of TiO2 with CdSe quantum dots and poly[2-methoxy-5-(2â€™-ethylhexyloxy)-p-phenylene vinylene] (MEHPPV).
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