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Semiconductor Quantum Dots: Theory, Production, and Application

Portrait of Ian Beck, speaker
Ian Beck
Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry
University of Georgia
iSTEM Building 2, Room 1218
Physical Seminar

Semiconductor quantum dots are quantum confined systems that exist on the nanometer scale. A close examination into the properties of these zero-dimensional dots offers insight into their highly tunable chemistry and optics. This high tunability, in turn, promotes their use in a wide variety of interdisciplinary fields such as photovoltaics and bioimaging. Since the discovery of quantum dots, around 40 years ago, they have been the spark of much research that continues to this day. An overview of semiconductor quantum dots, their methods of production, applications, and future directions are presented.

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