Nanoplatelets are one-dimensionally quantum confined nanomaterials that give rise to anisotropic optical properties, including highly directional emission. This feature can lead to greater out-coupling efficiency when interfaced to create devices such as LEDs and lasers, ultimately decreasing their energy consumption. Despite their high research interest, the fundamental properties of these materials are not well understood. My research will involve investigating the spin dynamics and photophysics of CdSe nanoplatelets, including magnetically-shelled nanoplatelets. Specifically, I will focus on magnetic circular dichroism, time-resolved Faraday rotation, and temperature-dependent photoluminescence spectroscopies to investigate the magneto-optical properties of this material. This project will help to advance next-generation optical and spin-based devices.
Advisor: Daniel Gamelin – Chemistry