Join the Department of Chemistry for their annual Willem Prins Memorial Lecture. This year, there will be a lecture given by Dr. Daniel Gamelin from the University of Washington titled, “Dopants, Defects, and Unique Physical Properties in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals.” A reception in the Life Sciences Atrium will follow.
Abstract: Nanoscale semiconductors play central roles in many current and next-generation photonic and energy technologies. This talk will describe some recent advances from our group in the synthesis and spectroscopic study of inorganic nanocrystals displaying unique physical properties that may define their technological potential. A central goal of this research pertains to harnessing the power of impurities or other defects to control the physical properties of inorganic nanocrystals, a control that most semiconductor technologies including transistors, diodes, and solar cells rely upon. Other interesting physical characteristics including emergent magnetic properties resulting will be described, and potential applications of these materials particularly for solar spectral conversion will be discussed.
This event was first published on January 29, 2020 and last updated on February 3, 2020.