The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus, and Alexei Ekimov for their groundbreaking work on the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots. These minuscule particles exhibit unique properties due to quantum phenomena, revolutionizing fields like nanotechnology. Quantum dots are instrumental in applications ranging from illuminating screens to mapping tumors, and hold potential for advancements in flexible electronics, sensors, solar cells, and secure quantum communication. They emit different colors of light based on their size, offering diverse applications in LED lights and cancer surgery guidance. The recipients, Bawendi, Brus, and Ekimov, expressed surprise and honor at the recognition. The Nobel Committee for Chemistry emphasized the transformative impact of their contributions.
Source – CGTN