The academy explained, in a statement, that:“These tiny particles have unique properties and now scatter their light from TV screens and LEDs,” in addition to catalyzing chemical reactions and “their clear light can illuminate tumor tissue for the surgeon.”
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the prize in 2023 #Nobel prize He received his doctorate in chemistry by C. Monje. Bawende, Louis Bruce, and Alexei Ekimov “for their discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.” pic.twitter.com/qJCXc72Dj8
– Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 4, 2023
“Particles, called quantum dots, are today of great importance in nanotechnology.”
“Quantum dots have many wonderful and unusual properties. It is important to emphasize that they have different colors depending on size.”says Johan Akvist, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.
For this reason, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences believes that quantum dots “bring the greatest benefit to humanity.”
“Researchers believe that in the future they could contribute to flexible electronics, small sensors, thin solar cells, and encrypted quantum communications – so we are just beginning to explore the potential of these small particles.”
The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Caroline R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldahl, and K. Barry Sharpless “for the development of click chemistry and orthogonal biochemistry.”
All categories will be announced in Stockholm, Sweden, with the exception of the Nobel Peace Prize, which will be awarded as usual by the Norwegian Nobel Committee and will be held at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.
This year’s Nobel Prize winners will receive an additional 1 million Swedish krona, bringing the total amount received by the winners to 11 million Swedish krona (about 925 thousand euros).
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