Due to photoluminescence intermittency of single colloidal quantum dots (QDs), the traditional exponential fluorescence lifetime analysis is not perfect to characterize QDs’ fluorescent emission behavior. In this work we used the time-tagged time-resolved (TTTR) mode to record the fluorescent photons from single QDs. We showed that this method is compatible with the traditional lifetime analysis. In addition, by constructing the trajectory over time and the distribution of average arrival time (AAT) of the fluorescent photons, more details about the emission behavior of QDs were revealed.
Average arrival time: An alternative approach for studying fluorescent behavior of single quantum dots†
Yong-lei Sun, Jing Zhao; Average arrival time: An alternative approach for studying fluorescent behavior of single quantum dots. Chin. J. Chem. Phys. 1 August 2018; 31 (4): 595–598. https://doi.org/10.1063/1674-0068/31/cjcp1806149
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