CdTe Nanowires studied by Transient Absorption Microscopy
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
2 Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Transient absorption measurements were performed on single CdTe nanowires. The traces show fast decays that were assigned to charge carrier trapping at surface states. The observed power dependence suggests the existence of a trap-filling mechanism. Acoustic phonon modes were also observed, which were assigned to breathing modes of the nanowires. Both the fundamental breathing mode and the first overtone were observed, and the dephasing times provide information about how the nanowires interact with their environment.
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