The Advances of Quantum Dot Research since 1993


The Advances of Quantum Dot Research since 1993

Author(s): Klaus Boldt

Publication: Bunsen-Magazin 2024, 2, 51-54

Publisher: Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V., Frankfurt

Language: English

DOI: 10.26125/41f8-tq60

Abstract: The paper on the hot-injection synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals by Murray, Norris and Bawendi from 1993 is without a doubt the pivotal publication that earned the three Nobel laureates in chemistry their recognition. It changed the field from the discovery and confirmation of the new quantum size effect into a hotbed of new developments, simply because nanoparticles were now accessible with a size purity that allowed to study the physical effects of size in unprecedented detail, ranging from fundamental spectroscopy to the kinetics of nucleation and the fabrication of new metamaterials. This article discusses the most seminal discoveries, in the subjective view of the author, that have resulted from the achievements that were recognized by the Nobel committee. Unsurprisingly, these involve many of the main protagonists, since the research of Ekimov, Brus, and Bawendi has spawned a very active and engaging community.

Cite this:  K. Boldt, Bunsen-Magazin 2024, 2, 51-54, DOI: 10.26125/41f8-tq60

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