Quantum dots on bench-top
Quantum dots (QDs) are remarkable nanoparticles that fluoresce based on the properties of their specific size and chemical makeup. By altering the configuration, shape, or composition of a particular QD we can quantitatively "see" the change in structure due to the shift in both QD absorption and emission. My research is focused on the novel synthesis of QD structures with innovative, practical, and impactful applications of those formations. The image provided showcases the stark visual aspect of QD size, where smaller QDs result in higher frequencies of light emitted. Set on a bench top and illuminated with UV light, the different properties exhibited are directly attributable to the exceptional control of quantum confinement with each individual sample.