Magnetic circular dichroism of CdTe nanoparticles

Malakhovskii, A. V.; Sokolov, A. E.; Tsipotan, A. S.; Zharkov, S. M.; Zabluda, V. N. PHYSICS LETTERS A, 382 (14):980-983; 10.1016/j.physleta.2018.02.012 APR 12 2018

Magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) of water-soluble CdTe nanoparticles was observed in the visible spectral range for the first time. Diameter of nanoparticles varied from 2.3 to 4.5 nm. Absorption and photoluminescence spectra were also recorded. Absorption line at 19400 cm−1 and luminescent line at 18200 cm−1 were observed. Splitting of value 960 cm−1 was revealed in the MCD spectrum. Approximately the same splitting was extracted from the absorption spectrum. The MCD was identified as the temperature independent paramagnetic mixing effect. Nature of the absorption line and of its splitting are discussed.