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Degree Program


Degree Type

Master of Science (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded

January 2007

Month Degree Awarded



Quantum dots coated with electronically active ligands-TTF derivatives were synthesized through one step place exchange reaction. The “ON/OFF” switching of fluorescence was facilitated through manipulation of quantum dots. Furthermore, quantum dots coated with TTF derivatives will be assembled on device platforms, which will bridge between inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles and organic conductors/semiconductors, with the ultimate goal being the fabrication of devices.


First Advisor

Vincent M Rotello