Tunable White-Light-Emitting Mn-Doped ZnSe Nanocrystals

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Sharma V. K., Guzelturk B., ERDEM T., Kelestemur Y., Demir H. V.

ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, vol.6, no.5, pp.3654-3660, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/am405978a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3654-3660
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


We report white-light-emitting Mn-doped ZnSe nanocrystals (NCs) that are synthesized using modified nucleation doping strategy. Tailoring three distinct emission mechanisms in these NCs, which are MnSe-related blue emission (410 and 435 nm), Zn-related defect state green emission (520 nm), and Mn-dopant related orange emission (580 nm), allowed us to achieve excitation wavelength tailorable white-light generation as studied by steady state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. These NCs will be promising as single component white-light engines for solid-state lighting.