‘Quantum dots’ won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to scientists Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus, and Alexei Ekimov for their pioneering work on quantum dots, nanoscale crystals with unique light-interaction properties. Quantum dots can emit specific wavelengths of light and find applications in technologies ranging from TV displays to biological imaging. Bawendi’s breakthrough method for producing quantum dots of consistent size and quality revolutionized the field. The Nobel Committee hailed their achievement as a significant milestone in nanotechnology. Quantum dots have now become mainstream, impacting industries like television displays and offering potential applications in optical detectors, sensors, and quantum computing.

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