Self-assembled bioinspired quantum dots: Optical properties

N. Amdursky, M. Molotskii, E. Gazit, G. Rosenman

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Abstract

Until now, the wide research field of quantum dots (QDs) focused on inorganic structures. In the present study, we report on quantum confinement phenomena found in peptide nanocrystalline regions formed within self-assembly peptide nanospheres. These bioinspired nanostructures exhibit the optical absorption characteristics of QDs with pronounced luminescence of excitons whose origin is at the UV region. Theoretical estimations based on experimental data show that the radius of the self assembled peptide QDs is 1.3 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number261907
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume94
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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