Band Gap Engineering of CdTe Quantum Dots by Hg Alloying in Infrared Region

  • Anurag Sahu
  • Shay Tirosh
  • Arie Zaban
  • Kirankumar Hiremath
  • Ambesh DixitEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)


We synthesized Hg alloyed CdTe quantum dots (Cd1−xHgxTe) using hydrothermal route. N-acetyl-cysteine is used as the capping agent for water dispersed Cd1−xHgxTe (x = 0, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.5) quantum dots. The diameter of the synthesized quantum dots is 3.8 ± 0.5 nm, as estimated from high resolution transmission electron micrographs. The mercury molar fraction modified band gap engineering is demonstrated with band gap changing from 2.5 eV for CdTe quantum dots to 1.25 eV for Cd0.5Hg0.5Te.



Authors acknowledge DST for financial assistance through project DST/INT/ISR/P-12/2014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anurag Sahu
    • 1
  • Shay Tirosh
    • 2
  • Arie Zaban
    • 2
  • Kirankumar Hiremath
    • 3
  • Ambesh Dixit
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Center for System Science, Indian Institute of Technology JodhpurJodhpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryCentre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of Technology JodhpurJodhpurIndia
  4. 4.Department of Physics and Center for Solar EnergyIndian Institute of Technology JodhpurJodhpurIndia

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