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Quantum Dots

Faten Divsar

Payame Noor University


Theoretical concept of quantum dots Coulomb interaction Band gap energy Quantum confinement effect Quantum wells Cavity-quantum electrodynamics Methods of synthesizing quantum dots Core-shell quantum dots Solar cells Medical imaging Quantum computing Light emitting diodes

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Quantum dots (QDs) are luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals and have unique chemical and physical properties due to their size and highly compact structure. It is possible to achieve highly tunable electrical and optical properties by adjusting the shape, size and composition of a QD, and in doing so facilitate the use of QDs in a broad range of applications. QDs are particularly promising in optoelectronic devices such as light-emitting diodes, photovoltaics, photodetectors, lasers and field-effect transistors. This book reviews the theoretical background and experimental results in the rapidly developing field of semiconductor quantum dots. The chapters are structured so that the reader is introduced to the methods used to produce and control quantum dots, followed by discussions on their structural, electronic and optical properties. Applications of quantum dots often require assembly processes for the formation of polymer hybrids or thin films. For this, as well as for the use in biomedical applications, new ligand chemistry needed to be developed during the recent past. This book will serve not only as an introductory textbook for graduate students but also as a concise guide for active researchers.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 30th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

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Deadline for full chapters: November 19th 2019

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Review results due: February 7th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 7th 2020

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About the editor

Faten Divsar

Payame Noor University

Faten Divsar received her PhD in analytical chemistry from Kharazmi University, Tehran in 2009. She conducted her postdoctoral training at Nanjing University (Nanjing, China) in 2011 and 2012, where her research was mainly devoted to the design of DNA biosensors by means of electrochemiluminescence spectrometry. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at the Chemistry Department of Payame Noor University, Iran. Her research focuses on two active programs, namely design of bioanalytical and electrochemical sensors, and development of innovative nanomaterials for pollution removal and water treatment.

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