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Sergei A. Ivanov

Sergei Ivanov

Phone (505) 284-7971


  • CINT
  • Synthesis
  • Property Measurements


Nanophotonic and Optical Nanomaterials


Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002


Professional Appointments

Technical Staff Member, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Director’s Funded Postdoctoral Fellow 2002


Professional Societies

American Chemical Society



Los Alamos Achievement Award, 2004

Excellence Award in Graduate Research, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003



Klimov, V. I.; Ivanov, S. A. Single Exciton Nanocrystal Laser, U.S. Patent No. 8,098,700, issued 1/17/2012.



[Nanda, J * Ivanov, SA * Htoon, H * Bezel, I * Piryatinski, A * Tretiak, S * Klimov, VI], "Absorption cross sections and Auger recombination lifetimes in inverted core-shell nanocrystals: Implications for lasing performance", JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, Vol.99, iss.3, 034309, FEB 1 2006.

[Klimov, VI * Ivanov, SA * Nanda, J * Achermann, M * Bezel, I * McGuire, JA * Piryatinski, A], "Single-exciton optical gain in semiconductor nanocrystals", NATURE, Vol.447, iss.7143, p.441-446, MAY 24 2007.

[Ivanov, SA * Piryatinski, A * Nanda, J * Tretiak, S * Zavadil, KR * Wallace, WO * Werder, D * Klimov, VI], "Type-II core/shell CdS/ZnSe nanocrystals: Synthesis, electronic structures, and spectroscopic properties", JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol.129, iss.38, p.11708-11719, SEP 26 2007.

[Piryatinski, A * Ivanov, SA * Tretiak, S * Klimov, VI], "Effect of quantum and dielectric confinement on the exciton-exciton interaction energy in type II core/shell semiconductor nanocrystals", NANO LETTERS, Vol.7, iss.1, p.108-115, JAN 2007.

[Nanda, J * Ivanov, SA * Achermann, M * Bezel, I * Piryatinski, A * Klimov, VI], "Light amplification in the single-exciton regime using exciton-exciton repulsion in type-II nanocrystal quantum dots", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Vol.111, iss.42, p.15382-15390, OCT 25 2007.

[Yang, P * Tretiak, S * Masunov, AE * Ivanov, S], "Quantum chemistry of the minimal CdSe clusters", JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, Vol.129, iss.7, 074709, AUG 21 2008.

[Kilina, S * Ivanov, S * Tretiak, S], "Effect of Surface Ligands on Optical and Electronic Spectra of Semiconductor Nanoclusters", JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol.131, iss.22, p.7717-7726, JUN 10 2009.

[Guzei, IA * Arachchige, I * Ivanov, SA], "Two polymorphs of chlorido(cyclohexyldiphenylphosphine)gold(I)", ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS, Vol.66, pt.3, p.M55-M57, MAR 2010.

[Goel, S * Velizhanin, KA * Piryatinski, A * Tretiak, S * Ivanov, SA], "DFT Study of Ligand Binding to Small Gold Clusters", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, Vol.1, iss.6, p.927-931, MAR 18 2010.

[Bao, YP * Yeh, HC * Zhong, C * Ivanov, SA * Sharma, JK * Neidig, ML * Vu, DM * Shreve, AP * Dyer, RB * Werner, JH * Martinez, JS], "Formation and Stabilization of Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters Using Small Molecules", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Vol.114, iss.38, p.15879-15882, SEP 30 2010.

[Ivanov, S.A. * Achermann, M.], "Spectral and dynamic properties of excitons and biexcitons in type-II semiconductor nanocrystals", ACS Nano, Vol.4, iss.10, p.5994-6000, 20101026.

[Ivanov, Sergei A. * Bezel, Ilya * Piryatinski, Andrei * Nanda, Jagjit * Achermann, Marc], "INOR 429-Synthesis of colloidal type-II core/shell nanocrystals for single-exciton lasing", Abstracts of Papers American Chemical Society, Vol.232, p.429-INOR, SEP 10 2006.

[Ivanov, SA * Arachchige, I * Aikens, CM], "Density Functional Analysis of Geometries and Electronic Structures of Gold-Phosphine Clusters. The Case of Au-4(PR3)(4)(2+) and Au-4(mu(2)-I)(2)(PR3)(4)", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, Vol.115, iss.27, p.8017-8031, JUL 14 2011.

[Arachchige, I.U. * Soriano, R. * Malliakas, C.D. * Ivanov, S.A. * Kanatzidis, M.G.], "Amorphous and crystalline GeTe nanocrystals", Advanced Functional Materials, Vol.21, iss.14, p.2737-2743, 20110722.

[Albert, V.V. * Ivanov, S.A. * Tretiak, S. * Kilina, S.V.], "Electronic structure of ligated cdse clusters: Dependence on DFT methodology", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol.115, iss.32, p.15793-15800, 20110818.

[Yang, P * Tretiak, S * Ivanov, S], "Influence of Surfactants and Charges on CdSe Quantum Dots", JOURNAL OF CLUSTER SCIENCE, Vol.22, iss.3, p.405-431, SEP 2011.

[Mednikov, EG * Ivanov, SA * Dahl, LF], "CO-Induced Formation of an Interpenetrating Bicuboctahedral Au2Pd18 Kernel in Nanosized Au2Pd28(CO)(26)(PEt3)(10): Formal Replacement of an Interior (mu(12)-Pd)(2) Fragment in the Corresponding Known Isostructural Homopalladium Pd-30(CO)(26)(PEt3)(10) with Nonisovalent (mu(12)-Au)(2) and Resulting Experimental/Theoretical Implications", INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, Vol.50, iss.22, p.11795-11806, NOV 21 2011.

[Fischer, SA * Crotty, AM * Kilina, SV * Ivanov, SA * Tretiak, S], "Passivating ligand and solvent contributions to the electronic properties of semiconductor nanocrystals", NANOSCALE, Vol.4, iss.3, p.904-914, 2012.

[Arachchige, I * Ivanov, S], "Luminescent gold and silver clusters by chemical and electrochemical route from cationic Au clusters and Au/Ag complexes", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol.242, AUG 28 2011.

[Martinez, JS * Werner, JH * Yeh, HC * Sharma, J * Shreve, AP * Neidig, ML * Ivanov, S * Arachchige, I], "Characterization and application of small-molecule- and DNA-templated gold and silver fluorescent nanoclusters", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol.242, AUG 28 2011.

[Goel, S * Velizhanin, KA * Piryatinski, A * Ivanov, SA * Tretiak, S], "Ligand Effects on Optical Properties of Small Gold Clusters: A TDDFT Study", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Vol.116, iss.5, p.3242-3249, FEB 9 2012.

[Arachchige, Indika * Ivanov, Sergei], "New approach toward the synthesis of small luminescent gold clusters", Abstracts of Papers American Chemical Society, Vol.239, p.1340-INOR, MAR 21 2010.

[Kilina, S. * Velizhanin, K.A. * Ivanov, S. * Prezhdo, O.V. * Tretiak, S.], "Surface ligands increase photoexcitation relaxation rates in Cdse quantum dots", ACS Nano, Vol.6, iss.7, p.6515-6524, 20120724.