Quantum Dots: A Nanoscience Nobel Prize

Quantum Dots: A Nanoscience Nobel Prize

We are delighted to present to you a special Nanoscale journal family collection dedicated to this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, a diverse set of works showcasing developments in quantum dots, covering a comprehensive range of topics including the synthesis, characterisation/optimisation, and application of these exciting materials. Among the well-received articles and reviews that we have selected from Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, several have been authored by one of the Nobel Prize winners Moungi G. Bawendi.

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We also asked one of our active Editorial Board members for Nanoscale, Nanoscale Advances, and Advisory Board member for Nanoscale Horizons, Professor Jonathan Veinot, for his thoughts on this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, as a researcher who works closely in the area:

“The discovery of quantum dots by Bawendi, Brus and Ekimov was a pivotal moment in the advancement of nanotechnology. It saw the emergence of a field of research that continues to hold the interest of countless researchers and the realization of a broad class of materials impacts many aspects of modern society ranging from energy generation to medicine to the television in your living room. Discoveries related to quantum dots and their role in society are sure to continue long into the future.”

— Jonathan Veinot (University of Alberta, Canada)

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We hope that readers will enjoy learning about the breadth of research occurring in quantum dots from reading these papers and develop new ideas for utilizing these transformative materials. A small selection of the papers are featured below.

Stable, small, specific, low-valency quantum dots for single-molecule imaging
Jungmin Lee, Xinyi Feng, Ou Chen, Moungi G. Bawendi and Jun Huang
Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 4406-4414 DOI: 10.1039/C7NR08673C

Detection of high-energy compounds using photoluminescent silicon nanocrystal paper based sensors
Christina M. Gonzalez, Muhammad Iqbal, Mita Dasog, Davin G. Piercey, Ross Lockwood, Thomas M. Klapötkec and Jonathan G. C. Veinot
Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 2608-2612 DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06271F

Perovskite quantum dots encapsulated in electrospun fiber membranes as multifunctional supersensitive sensors for biomolecules, metal ions and pH
Yuanwei Wang, Yihua Zhu, Jianfei Huang, Jin Cai, Jingrun Zhu, Xiaoling Yang, Jianhua Shena and Chunzhong Li
Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 225-232 DOI: 10.1039/C7NH00057J

Biomolecule-derived quantum dots for sustainable optoelectronics Designing multifunctional quantum dots for bioimaging, detection, and drug delivery
Satyapriya Bhandari, Dibyendu Mondal, S. K. Nataraj and R. Geetha Balakrishna
Nanoscale Adv., 2019, 1, 913-936 DOI: 10.1039/C8NA00332G

We hope you enjoy reading the collection as we celebrate the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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