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Nanoscale Research Letters

, 4:187

First Online: 22 November 2008Received: 12 September 2008Accepted: 11 November 2008


Cu-doping effects in CdI2nanocrystals are studied experimentally. We use the photostimulated second harmonic generation PSSHG as a tool to investigate the effects. It is found that the PSSHG increases with increasing Cu content up to 0.6% and then decreases due to the formation of the Cu-agglomerates. The PSSHG for the crystal with Cu content higher than 1% reduces to that for the undoped CdI2crystal. The results suggest that a crucial role of the Cu-metallic agglomerates is involved in the processes as responsible for the observed effects.

KeywordsNanocrystals Defects Surface properties Electron–phonon interaction  Download fulltext PDF

Author: M Idrish Miah



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