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Theoretical and experimental aspects of the multi-exciton interactions in nanomaterials

Grant number: 19/10869-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2019
Effective date (End): September 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Atomic and Molecular Physics
Principal researcher:Lázaro Aurélio Padilha Junior
Grantee:Gabriel Antoniassi de Souza
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The strong spatial confinement felt by excitons in semiconductor nanomaterials results in intense Coulombic interactions between the charges. These interactions cause interesting effects, such as Auger recombination, which is a non-radiative decay process, and the shift of the energy of the exciton and bi-exciton due to the binding energy. In this project, the student will calculate the Coulomb interactions between confined charges using the effective mass model to describe the band structure in the nanomaterial. Using transient photoluminescence measurements, he will experimentally verify the bi-exciton binding energy and compare with his calculations.