Colloidal Aluminum Antimonide Quantum Dots

Jalali H. B., Sadeghi S., ŞAHİN M., Ozturk H., Ow-Yang C. W., Nizamoglu S.

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, vol.31, no.13, pp.4743-4747, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00905
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4743-4747
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


AlSb is a less studied member of the III-V semiconductor family, and herein, we report the colloidal synthesis of AlSb quantum dots (QDs) for the first time. Different sizes of colloidal AlSb QDs (5 to 9 nm) were produced by the controlled reaction of AlCl3 and Sb[N(Si(Me)(3))(2)](3) in the presence of superhydride. These colloidal AlSb quantum dots showed excitonic transitions in the UV-A region and a tunable band edge emission (quantum yield of up to 18%) in the blue spectral range. Among all III-V quantum dots, these quantum dots show the brightest core emission in the blue spectral region.