Date of Award

2018

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

First Advisor

Andrew B. Greytak

Abstract

Functional nanomaterials have garnered great interest as candidates for use in next-generational optoelectronics such as solar photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes, and photodetectors. Among these low-dimensional materials, hybrid devices employing both 0D and 2D materials are of interest due to exploitation of the favorable characteristics of each component, and performances superior to standalone counterparts are achievable. This thesis is divided into two parts, as follows. The first two chapters will introduce lowdimensional materials and their favorable characteristics; our work on the formation of ligand-exchanged nanocrystal thin films purified by gel-permeation chromatography will also be discussed. In the second component, the formation and study of two hybrid nanocrystal/epitaxial graphene optoelectronic devices will be presented. My work on a standalone epitaxial graphene/silicon carbide ultraviolet photodetector will also be described.

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