Anisotropic absorption of CdSe/ZnS quantum rods embedded in polymer film

  • Mukhina, Maria V. (National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics) ;
  • Maslov, Vladimir G. (National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics) ;
  • Baranov, Alexander V. (National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics) ;
  • Artemyev, Mikhail V. (Institute for Physico-Chemical Problems, Belarusian State University) ;
  • Fedorov, Anatoly V. (National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics)
  • Received : 2013.06.26
  • Accepted : 2013.10.07
  • Published : 2013.09.25


An approach to achieving of spatially homogeneous, ordered ensemble of semiconductor quantum rods in polymer film of polyvinyl butyral is reported. The CdSe/ZnS quantum rods are embedded to the polymer film. Obtained film is stretched up to four times to its initial length. A concentration of quantum rods in the samples is around $2{\times}10^{-5}$ M. The absorption spectra, obtained in the light with orthogonal polarization, confirm the occurrence of spatial ordering in a quantum rod ensemble. Anisotropy of the optical properties in the ordered quantum rod ensemble is examined. The presented method can be used as a low-cost solution for preparing the nanostructured materials with anisotropic properties and high concentration of nanocrystals.


semiconductor quantum rod;nanostructured material;ordering;anisotropy of absorption


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