Marc Green

Marc Green


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Publications

M Green, SJ Haigh, EA Lewis, L Sandiford, M Burkitt-Gray, R Fleck, G Vizcay-Barrena, L Jensen, H Mirzai, RJ Curry, LA Dailey (2016)The Biosynthesis of Infrared-Emitting Quantum Dots in Allium Fistulosum., In: Scientific Reports6pp. 20480-?
The development of simple routes to emissive solid-state materials is of paramount interest, and in this report we describe the biosynthesis of infrared emitting quantum dots in a living plant via a mutual antagonistic reaction. Exposure of common Allium fistulosum to mercury and tellurium salts under ambient conditions resulted in the expulsion of crystalline, non-passivated HgTe quantum dots that exhibited emissive characteristics in the near-infrared spectral region, a wavelength range that is important in telecommunications and solar energy conversion.