Frontiers of Optoelectronics

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 385–393 | Cite as

Luminescent disordered nanostructures: synthesis and characterization of CdSe nano-agglomerates

  • Ruiqing Hu
  • Yifeng Shi
  • Haifeng BaoEmail author
Research Article


A disorderly nanostructured CdSe nanoagglomerates (NAs) with tunable emission are synthesized in aqueous solution. Although the CdSe NAs have diameters of about 20 nm that are larger than the Bohr radius of the crystal bulk, they show size-dependent emission similar to the CdSe nanocrystals. The CdSe NAs represent a collective energy state based on Anderson localization.


nano-agglomerates CdSe photoluminescence 


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We thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China for financial support of this research (Grant No. 21673167).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Material Science and EngineeringWuhan Textile UniversityWuhanChina

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