Digital doping in magic-sized CdSe clusters

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Muckel, Franziska; Yang, Jiwoong; Lorenz, Severin; Baek, Woonhyuk; Chang, Hogeun; Hyeon, Taeghwan; Bacher, Gerd; Fainblat, Rachel

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American Chemical Society
ACS Nano, Vol.10 No.7, pp.7135-7141
Magic-sized semiconductor clusters represent an exciting class of materials located at the boundary between quantum dots and molecules. It is expected that replacing single atoms of the host crystal with individual dopants in a one-by-one fashion can lead to unique modifications of the material properties. Here, we demonstrate the dependence of the magneto-optical response of (CdSe)(13) clusters on the discrete number of Mn2+. ion dopants. Using time-of-flight mass spectrometry, we are able to distinguish undoped, monodoped, and bidoped cluster species, allowing for an extraction of the relative amount of each species for a specific average doping concentration. A giant magneto-optical response is observed up to room temperature with clear evidence that exclusively monodoped clusters are magneto-optically active, whereas the Mn2+ ions in bidoped clusters couple antiferromagnetically and are magneto-optically passive. Mn2+-doped clusters therefore represent a system where magneto optical functionality is caused by solitary dopants, which might be beneficial for future solotronic applications.
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