By Xuefei Chen Axelsson
Stockholm, (CED) — Hans Ellegren, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has just announced at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences that the Academy has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus and Alexei L. Ekimov who are all from the United States for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.
The Nobel Committee said they planted an important seed for nanotechnology.
Ellegren said the discovery can be applied in TV screen and other colourful areas.
“Quantum dots have many fascinating and unusual properties. Importantly, they have different colours depending on their sizes,” says Johan Åqvist, Chair of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.
Quantum dots illuminates computer moniters and television screens based on QLED technology. They also add nuance to the light of some LED lamps, and biochemists and doctors use them to map biological tissues.
Quantum dots are thus bringing the greatest benefit to humankind. Researchers believe that in the future they could contribute to flexible electronics, tiny sensors, thinner solar cells and encrypted quantum communication-so we have just started exploring the potential of these tiny particles.
Professor Stafshede explains the quantum dots is size dependent and size can decide the color of the particles.
She also said that the nomination of nobel laureates is made according to recommendations and every year in September they already send out invitations for recommendations to professors, nobel laureates and others. The final date for recomendation every year is the end of January.