2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium NM03-Colloidal Quantum Dots for Emerging Technologies

The synthesis of colloidal quantum dots (QDs) and their integration in emerging technologies is a rapidly growing field. QDs can now be grown in a variety of structures, shapes and compositions, constituting nano-objects which feature unique and tunable optoelectronic properties. The latter include tunable emission in the full visible to infrared spectral range, double emission from core-shell systems, combined quantum and classical emission from “giant” QDs or dot-in-bulk structures. As the field matures, there has been a recent surge of interest in controlling the properties of QDs based on their composition and structure, following the need to create heavy metal-free complex systems with advanced functionalities for a range of technologies such as solid state lighting, energy conversion and storage devices (including solar fuels), sensors and biosensors, theranostic, bio-imaging and quantum information. The objective of this symposium is to gather scientists from around the world to discuss the latest advances in new synthetic strategies, in nanostructure fabrication, band gap engineering, surface chemistry and quantum dot organization and how these can result in new functionalities for high performance technologies. We aim to foster a multidisciplinary discussion, bringing together experts from inorganic synthesis, physical chemistry, device physics and materials engineering.

Topics will include:

  • Synthesis, purification and ligand exchange
  • Surface chemistry
  • Heavy metal-free quantum dots
  • Cation exchange and doping
  • Heterostructures and band gap engineering
  • Quantum dots arrays and self / templated assemblies
  • Quantum dot hybrids and nanocomposites
  • Quantum dots for energy conversion and storage
  • Quantum dots for solid-state lighting
  • Quantum dots for sensing and biosensing
  • Quantum dots for nanothermometry and theranostics
  • Quantum dots for high-resolution bioimaging
  • Quantum dots in anticounterfeiting technologies
  • Quantum dots in Quantum Information Technology
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Sergio Brovelli (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Justin Caram (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Maria Lucia Curri (Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)
  • Alexander L. Efros (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Alexander Eychmuller (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • Nikolai Gaponik (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • Alexander Govorov (Ohio University, USA)
  • Victor Klimov (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Efrat Lifshitz (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Maria Antonietta Loi (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Richard Lunt (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Liberato Manna (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Iwan Moreels (Universiteit Gent, Belgium)
  • Rafik Naccache (Concordia University, Canada)
  • David J. Norris (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Andrei Rogach (City University Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Elena Shevchenko (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Xiao Wei Sun (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Dimitri Talapin (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Oommann Varghese (University of Houston, USA)
  • Kui Yu (Sichuan University, China)
  • Margherita Zavelani-Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Symposium Organizers

Alberto Vomiero
Lulea University of Technology
Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

Federico Rosei
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique

Marinella Striccoli
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Institute for Physical and Chemical Processes - Bari Division

Haiguang Zhao
Qingdao University
State Key Laboratory of Bio-Fibers and Eco-Textiles

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