Ternary Quantum Dots

Ternary Quantum Dots

Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

1st Edition - June 30, 2021

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  • Authors: Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, El Hadji Mamour Sakho, Sundararajan Parani, Thabang Lebepe
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183045
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183038

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Ternary Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications reviews the latest advances in ternary (I-III-VI) chalcopyrite quantum dots (QDs), along with their synthesis, properties and applications. Sections address the fundamental key concepts of ternary quantum dots, progress in synthesis strategies (i.e., organic and aqueous synthesis), and characterization methods (i.e., transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, etc.). Properties of ternary quantum dots are comprehensively reviewed, including optical, chemical and physical properties. The factors and mechanisms of the cytotoxicity of ternary quantum dot-based nanomaterials are also described. Since ternary chalcopyrite quantum dots are less toxic and more environmentally benign than conventional binary II-VI chalcogenide quantum dots, they are being investigated to replace conventional quantum dots in a range of applications. Thus, this book reviews QDs in various applications, such as solar cells, photocatalytic, sensors and bio-applications.

Key Features

  • Reviews fundamental concepts of ternary quantum dots and quantum dot-nanocomposites including the most relevant synthesis strategies, key properties, and characterization techniques
  • Delves into the cytotoxicity of quantum dots looking at the factors and mechanisms that influence cytotoxicity including demonstration of cytotoxicity assays for in vitro and in vivo tests
  • Touches on the many applications of ternary quantum dots including biomedical applications, applications in solar cells, sensing applications, and photocatalytic applications

Readership

Material scientists, physicists, chemists, and engineers, especially those working in nanotechnology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fundamentals of Quantum Dot Nanocrystals
    2. Properties of Ternary Quantum Dots
    3. Synthesis of Ternary Quantum Dots
    4. Ternary Semiconductor Nanocomposites
    5. Characterization Techniques for Ternary Quantum Dots
    6. Cytotoxicity of Ternary Quantum Dots
    7. Bioimaging and Therapeutic Applications of Ternary Quantum Dots
    8. Ternary Quantum Dots for Sensing Applications
    9. Photocatalytic Applications of Ternary Quantum Dots
    10. Ternary Quantum Dots for Solar Cell Fabrication
    11. Ternary I-III-VI Quantum Dots for Light-Emitting Diode Devices

Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: June 30, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183045
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183038

About the Authors

Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi

Professor Oluwafemi is a fully-fledged academic that is involved in Teaching & Learning, Research, Community Engagement, staff and student mentorship among many other activities. His research interest is in the synthesis of binary, ternary and quaternary semiconductor nanomaterial and nanostructures such as quantum dots, metal nanomaterials, core-shells, doped nanostructures and polymer nanocomposites for different applications which includes biological, (basically for cancer treatment ie imaging, labelling, drug delivery photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy), optical (development of optical devices), environmental (sensing and determination of environmental pollutants), nanotoxicology and water treatment. He is also involved in the indigenous knowledge system (IKS) for value added chain using different South African medicinal plants. This involves isolation, extraction, biological activity testing, and synthesis of nanomaterial using the plant extract and packaging for pharmaceutical purposes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Applied Chemistry, Centre for Nanomaterials Science Research, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

El Hadji Mamour Sakho

Dr. El Hadji Mamour Sakho received his PhD degree in Applied Physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, India in 2016. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, South Africa under the supervision of Prof. SO Oluwafemi His research focus is on the synthesis and characterization of graphene based hybrid materials for different applications such as solar cells, batteries, nonlinear optical applications, sensors, photocatalysts and polymer nanocomposites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Applied Chemistry, Univertsity of Johannesburg, South Africa

Sundararajan Parani

Dr. Sundararajan Parani received his MSc degree in Industrial Chemistry from Alagappa University, India in 2006 and his PhD degree in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Madras, India in 2015. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, under the supervision of Prof. SO Oluwafemi. His research interests focus on the development of nanomaterials and nanocomposites for theranostic application and water treatment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Thabang Lebepe

Mr. Thabang Calvin Lebepe received his B.Sc. in Biology and Chemistry at North West University, South Africa in 2014. He is currently pursuing his PhD's degree in the Department of Applied Chemistry; University of Johannesburg, South Africa under the supervision of Prof. SO Oluwafemi. His research interest is on the synthesis and characterizations of nanomaterials for different applications which include drug delivery and theranostics for HIV, cancer, and agricultural feed (using gold, Herbs and carbon-based nanoparticles).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

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