The electronic and optical properties of an exciton, biexciton and charged excitons in CdSe/CdTe-based multi-shell type-II quantum dot nanocrystals
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It has been recently reported that multi-shell type-II quantum dot nanocrystals (QDNCs) have higher quantum yields. Besides these higher quantum yields of multi-shell type-II QDNCs, additional second layer has been a critical influence on the formation mechanisms of the excitonic structures. Understanding of bound and unbound cases of the excitonic structures in multi-shell type-II QDNCs gives some important information for applications. In this study, we have investigated the electronic and optical properties of a single exciton (X), biexciton (XX), and positively and negatively charged excitons (X+ and X-) in CdSe/CdTe-based multi-shell type-II QDNCs. In the study, three different structure compositions, i.e., CdSe/ CdTe, CdSe/CdTe/CdS, and CdSe/CdTe/ZnTe, have been considered. We have observed that CdS and ZnTe materials have drastically changed the electronic and optical properties of the bare CdSe/CdTe type-II QDNCs.