Zinc Cadmium Selenide/Zinc Sulfide Quantum Dots

Zn-Cd-Se/ Zn-S

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American Elements is a manufacturer and supplier specializing in producing Zinc Cadmium Selenide/Zinc Sulfide (ZnCdSe/ZnS) Quantum Dots. ZnCdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots are core-shell structured inorganic nanocrystals where an inner core of Cadmium Selenide is encapsulated in an outer core of wider band gap Zinc Selenide. Zinc Cadmium Selenide/Zinc Sulfide Quantum Dots exhibit spectra emission ranges from 530 nanometers (nm) to 610 nanometers (nm) wavelengths. They are high luminosity inorganic particles soluble in various organic solutions. Zinc Cadmium Selenide/Zinc Sulfide Quantum Dots are nanoparticles of Cadmium Selenide/Zinc Sulfide semiconductor crystals with the novel property of having an extremely narrow emission spectrum (Gaussian Distribution) that is directly proportional to the particle's size. The smaller the particle the more its emission is blue shifted and conversely the larger the particle size, the more its emission is red shifted. Zinc Cadmium Selenide/Zinc Sulfide Quantum Dots have the potential to turn light emitting diodes (LED) from merely display devises to illumination devices creating the first solid state lighting sources. technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement. American Elements manufactures quantum dots from several semiconductor materials, including Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), Lead Selenide (PbSe), Zinc Indium Phosphide/Zinc Sulfide (ZnInP/ZnS), Indium Phosphide/ Zinc Sulfide (InP/ZnS), and Graphene; for more information about uses and applications for quantum dots, please visit the Quantum Dots information center.

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Formula Zn-Cd-Se/ Zn-S
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Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Zinc

  • Zinc Protoporphyrin Suppresses β-Catenin Protein Expression in Human Cancer Cells: The Potential Involvement of Lysosome-Mediated Degradation. Wang S, Hannafon BN, Lind SE, Ding WQ. PLoS One. 2015 May 22
  • Crystal structure of poly[bis-(μ-nicotinamide-κ(2) N (1):O)bis-(μ-4-nitro-benzoato-κ(2) O (1):O (1'))zinc]. Aşkın GŞ, Necefoğlu H, Tonbul AM, Dilek N, Hökelek T. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 2015 Apr 11
  • Co-solvent enhanced zinc oxysulfide buffer layers in Kesterite copper zinc tin selenide solar cells. Steirer KX, Garris RL, Li JV, Dzara MJ, Ndione PF, Ramanathan K, Repins I, Teeter G, Perkins CL. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2015 May 22.
  • Stereoselective Polymerization of rac-Lactide Catalyzed by Zinc Complexes with Tetradentate Aminophenolate Ligands in Different Coordination Patterns: Kinetics and Mechanism. Yang Y, Wang H, Ma H. Inorg Chem. 2015 May 21.
  • Dinuclear versus mononuclear pathways in zinc mediated nucleophilic addition: a combined experimental and DFT study. Qi X, Li Y, Zhang G, Li Y, Lei A, Liu C, Lan Y. Dalton Trans. 2015 May 22.
  • Collective ion dynamics in liquid zinc: evidence for complex dynamics in a non-free-electron liquid metal. Zanatta M, Sacchetti F, Guarini E, Orecchini A, Paciaroni A, Sani L, Petrillo C. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 May 8
  • Csr1/Zap1 maintains zinc homeostasis and influences virulence in Candida dubliniensis, but is not coupled to morphogenesis. Böttcher B, Palige K, Jacobsen ID, Hube B, Brunke S. Eukaryot Cell. 2015 May 22.
  • Crystal structure of catena-poly[[[tetra-aqua-zinc(II)]-μ-1,4-bis-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)benzo-yl]piperazine] dinitrate monohydrate]. Hou C, Gan HM, Liu JC. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 2015 Apr 25
  • Copper, lead and zinc removal from metal contaminated wastewater by adsorption onto agricultural wastes. Janyasuthiwong S, Phiri SM, Kijjanapanich P, Rene ER, Esposito G, Lens PN. Environ Technol. 2015 May 22:1-33.
  • The antioxidant effects of silver, gold, and zinc oxide nanoparticles on male mice in in vivo condition. Negahdary M, Chelongar R, Zadeh SK, Ajdary M. Adv Biomed Res. 2015 Mar 25: Adv Biomed Res
  • Characterizing the inhibitory action of zinc oxide nanoparticles on allergic-type mast cell activation. Feltis BN, Elbaz A, Wright PF, Mackay GA, Turney TW, Lopata AL. Mol Immunol. 2015 Mar 12

Recent Research & Development for Cadmium

  • Temporal changes in rat liver gene expression after acute cadmium and chromium exposure. Madejczyk MS, Baer CE, Dennis WE, Minarchick VC, Leonard SS, Jackson DA, Stallings JD, Lewis JA. PLoS One. 2015 May 19
  • Application of Cloud Point Extraction for Cadmium in Biological Samples of Occupationally Exposed Workers: Relation Between Cadmium Exposure and Renal Lesion. Mortada WI, Hassanien MM, Donia AF, Shokeir AA. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2015 May 22.
  • Urinary cadmium and mortality from all causes, cancer and cardiovascular disease in the general population: systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. Larsson SC, Wolk A. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 May 20.
  • Modulation of cadmium toxicity and enhancing cadmium-tolerance in wheat seedlings by exogenous application of polyamines. Rady MM, Hemida KA. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2015 May 21
  • Optimisation of the bovine whole in vitro embryo system as a sentinel for toxicity screening: a cadmium challenge. Jorssen EP, Vergauwen L, Goossens K, Hagenaars A, Van Poucke M, Petro E, Peelman L, Knapen D, Leroy JL, Bols PE. Altern Lab Anim. 2015 May
  • Adsorption of cadmium(II) on waste biomaterial. Baláž M, Bujňáková Z, Baláž P, Zorkovská A, Danková Z, Briančin J. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2015 Apr 11
  • Evaluation of proteome alterations induced by cadmium stress in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cultures. Lopes Júnior CA, Barbosa HS, Moretto Galazzi R, Ferreira Koolen HH, Gozzo FC, Arruda MA. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2015 May 21
  • In vivo genotoxicity and cytotoxicity assessment of cadmium chloride in peripheral erythrocytes of Labeo rohita (Hamilton). Jindal R, Verma S. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2015 Apr 15: Ecotoxicol Environ Saf
  • Cadmium sulfide quantum dots induce oxydative-stress and behavioural impairments in the marine clam Scrobicularia plana. Buffet PE, Zalouk-Vergnoux A, Poirier L, Lopes C, Risso-de Faverney C, Guibbolini M, Gilliland D, Perrein-Ettajani H, Valsami-Jones E, Mouneyrac C. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2015 Mar 13.
  • Efficient biosorption of lead(II) and cadmium(II) ions from aqueous solutions by functionalized cell with intracellular CaCO3 mineral scaffolds. Ma X, Cui W, Yang L, Yang Y, Chen H, Wang K. Bioresour Technol. 2015 Feb 26

Recent Research & Development for Selenides

  • Formation of Metal Selenide and Metal-Selenium Nanoparticles using Distinct Reactivity between Selenium and Noble Metals. Park SH, Choi JY, Lee YH, Park JT, Song H. Chem Asian J. 2015 Apr 16.
  • Phase diagram of (Li(1-x)Fe(x))OHFeSe: a bridge between iron selenide and arsenide superconductors. Dong X, Zhou H, Yang H, Yuan J, Jin K, Zhou F, Yuan D, Wei L, Li J, Wang X, Zhang G, Zhao Z. J Am Chem Soc. 2015 Jan 14
  • Cadmium telluride (CdTe) and cadmium selenide (CdSe) leaching behavior and surface chemistry in response to pH and O2. Zeng C, Ramos-Ruiz A, Field JA, Sierra-Alvarez R. J Environ Manage. 2015 May 1
  • Soft chemical control of superconductivity in lithium iron selenide hydroxides Li(1-x)Fe(x)(OH)Fe(1-y)Se. Sun H, Woodruff DN, Cassidy SJ, Allcroft GM, Sedlmaier SJ, Thompson AL, Bingham PA, Forder SD, Cartenet S, Mary N, Ramos S, Foronda FR, Williams BH, Li X, Blundell SJ, Clarke SJ. Inorg Chem. 2015 Feb 16
  • Nanoscale determination of the mass enhancement factor in the lightly doped bulk insulator lead selenide. Zeljkovic I, Scipioni KL, Walkup D, Okada Y, Zhou W, Sankar R, Chang G, Wang YJ, Lin H, Bansil A, Chou F, Wang Z, Madhavan V. Nat Commun. 2015 Mar 27
  • Investigation of second- and third-harmonic generation in few-layer gallium selenide by multiphoton microscopy. Karvonen L, Säynätjoki A, Mehravar S, Rodriguez RD, Hartmann S, Zahn DR, Honkanen S, Norwood RA, Peyghambarian N, Kieu K, Lipsanen H, Riikonen J. Sci Rep. 2015 May 19
  • Efficient and ultrafast formation of long-lived charge-transfer exciton state in atomically thin cadmium selenide/cadmium telluride type-II heteronanosheets. Wu K, Li Q, Jia Y, McBride JR, Xie ZX, Lian T. ACS Nano. 2015 Jan 27
  • Co-solvent enhanced zinc oxysulfide buffer layers in Kesterite copper zinc tin selenide solar cells. Steirer KX, Garris RL, Li JV, Dzara MJ, Ndione PF, Ramanathan K, Repins I, Teeter G, Perkins CL. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2015 May 22.
  • Laser-activated gold catalysts for liquid-phase growth of cadmium selenide nanowires. Huang C, Mao J, Chen XM, Yang J, Du XW. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Feb 7
  • Lifetime, mobility, and diffusion of photoexcited carriers in ligand-exchanged lead selenide nanocrystal films measured by time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy. Guglietta GW, Diroll BT, Gaulding EA, Fordham JL, Li S, Murray CB, Baxter JB. ACS Nano. 2015 Feb 24
  • Lead selenide quantum dot polymer nanocomposites. Waldron DL, Preske A, Zawodny JM, Krauss TD, Gupta MC. Nanotechnology. 2015 Feb 20

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