The work of the group of Masaru K. Kuno, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry was featured in the journal Nature in December 2007 in an article titled, “Charge of the light brigade.”1 Kuno's group recently published their results on spatial and intensity modulation of nanowire emission in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.2 They described how the emission of light from semiconductor nanowires can be controlled by external electric fields, suggesting the presence of mobile charge carriers. This finding could have implications for the design of ‘wires’ in nanocircuits. Their collaborative research has further applications towards explaining blinking in other systems, particularly in colloidal Quantum Dots.
- “Charge of the light brigade” D.J. Nesbitt. Nature. 2007, 450, 20/27.
- “Spatial and intensity modulation of nanowire emission induced by mobile charges” V. V. Protasenko, S. Gordeyev and M. Kuno, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 13160. DOI: 10.1021/ja073642w