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Explanation of quantum dot blinking without the long-lived trap hypothesis

Frantsuzov, Pavel A. and Marcus, R. A. (2005) Explanation of quantum dot blinking without the long-lived trap hypothesis. Physical Review B, 72 (15). Art. no. 155321. ISSN 1098-0121.

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A simple model explaining the experimental data on QDs luminescence blinking is suggested. The model does not assume the presence of the long-lived electron traps. The bleaching of the QD luminescence is a result of the Auger assisted radiationless relaxation of the excitation through the deep surface states. Possible ways of the experimental verification of the model are discussed.

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Additional Information:©2005 The American Physical Society (Received 16 May 2005; revised 28 July 2005; published 24 October 2005) The authors acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the James W. Glanville Foundation at the California Institute of Technology. The authors are very grateful to Louis E. Brus, Eli Barkai, David J. Nesbitt, Moungi Bawendi, Philippe Guyot-Sionnest, Uri Banin, X. Sunney Xie, Victor Klimov, Masaru K. Kuno, Kentaro Shimizu, Inhee Chung, Igor Goychuk, and Irina Gopich for fruitful discussions.
Subject Keywords:semiconductor quantum dots; luminescence; optical saturable absorption; Auger effect; nonradiative transitions; surface states
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