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R. Leite Φ0 = Ψ1 (Se )Ψ1 (Sh ). 8e2 e2 + Ψ1 . − 2μ R2 εR R (18) The first term represents the quantum energy of carrier confinement or localization, and the second term represents the Coulomb attraction. The third term is the energy loss given by the solvation in the surrounding medium, and will depend not only on the semiconductor’s dielectric constant, ε , but also on that of the surrounding medium. Ψ1 is an average sum over a Ψ1 function [62]. Finally, the diameter-range where these size effects are expected can be determined by an exciton Bohr radius, as follows [64]: aB = ε h¯ 2 .

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