Silver selenide (Ag2Se) quantum dots obtained in synthetic zeolite F9 through ion exchange are reported in this work. A hydrothermal reaction was conducted between the zeolite-Ag+ system with Na2SeSO3. Quantum dots smaller than 10 nm were measured by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The particles have a cubic structure with a phase lm-m (229). A shoulder centered at 150 cm-1 was experimentally detected after the synthesis of quantum dots by Raman Spectroscopy. The Density Functional Theory (DFT) was employed to determine a possible allocation to the Raman band detected. The LSDA (Local Spin Density Approximation) approximation levels and B3LYP (Becke's three-parameter Exchange functional and the gradient corrected functional of Lee, Yang and Puar) were employed in combination with the basis set LANL2DZ (Los Alamos National Laboratory 2-double-ζ) to study the structural and vibrational properties in minimum energy clusters (AgSe)n. Radial Breathing Modes were detected between 150 and 252 cm-1 for these levels of approximation.
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- Amorphous clusters
- Radial breathing modes
- Raman modes in quantum dots
- Silver selenide quantum dots