Quantum Dots

Start Date: 
Monday, 4 February 2013
Start Time: 
11:30 am
The IIS University, Jaipur

Dr. Kanhare talked about Quantum dot. A quantum dot is a nano crystal made of semiconductor materials that are small enough to exhibit quantum mechanical properties. Specifically, its excitons are confined in all three spatial dimensions. The electronic properties of these materials are intermediate between those of bulk semiconductors and of discrete molecules.

He also talked about electronic characteristics of a quantum dot. Electronic characteristics of a quantum dot are closely related to its size and shape. For example, the band gap in a quantum dot which determines the frequency range of emitted light is inversely related to its size. In fluorescent dye applications the frequency of emitted light increases as the size of the quantum dot decreases. Consequently, the color of emitted light shifts from red to blue, when the size of the quantum dot is made smaller.