Far-infrared spectroscopy of Cd1-xMnxS quantum dots
Damjanovic, M. Petrovic
Romčević, Nebojša Ž.
Romčević, Maja J.
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Far-infrared reflectivity spectra, in spectral region 50-600 cm(-1) and temperature region 80-300 K, of CdS and Cd1-xMnxS nanocrystals embedded in hexametaphosphate, are presented. The analysis of the far-infrared experimental reflectivity spectrum was made by the fitting procedure. The Maxwell-Garnet effective medium theory is used for modeling an effective dielectric function as well as to separate respond from nanoparticles. To analyze spectra in CdS omega(TO)(approximate to 238 cm(-1)) to omega(TO)(approximate to 305 cm(-1)) spectral region, quantized dipolar modes in a spherical isotropic material quantum dot (QD) are considered in the framework of a continuum model. As to the mechanical boundary conditions rigid sphere is concerned. Experimental far-infrared reflectivity spectra of our samples are in general agreement with the predictions of this model. Experimentally registered and through fitting procedure located features for CdS nanoparticles in spectral region below CdS omeg...a(TO) at: approximate to 102 cm(-1), approximate to 135 cm(-1), approximate to 170 cm(-1) and approximate to 210 cm(-1) are associated to defect induced modes, especially to defects located near the surface of CdS QD. In region over CdS omega(LO), modes are identified as multiphonons. In Cd1-xMnxS QD spectra new reflectivity peaks are at: approximate to 85 cm(-1), approximate to 110 cm(-1) and approximate to 180 cm(-1) in spectral region below CdS omega(TO), approximate to 270 cm(-1) inside CdS omega(TO)-omega(LO) spectral region and approximate to 356 cm(-1) and approximate to 376 cm(-1) in region over CdS omega(LO). First two registered modes are associated to both mass and force constant defects at the surface, and rest four modes are consequence of MnS phases present in the sample. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier B.V.