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Research Topics in Quantum Dots for Undergrad Summer Research?

  1. Dec 8, 2012 #1
    What Can be some Good Research Topics in Optical Applications of Quantum Dots?
    I'm Presently doing my B.Sc in electronics & require to Propose an Interesting Research Write-up for Summer Research(Duration~2 months).
    Personally I find Quantum Dots suits my Level of Understanding of Quantum Mechanics & my College Professor-advisor has Some Background in OLED's using Quantum Dots(though he is still searching for a good topic).
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  3. Dec 8, 2012 #2


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    That is hard to say as two months are just a short time and you will not be able to dig deeply into any topic. If you are intending to do experiments, the possible topics depend on what your advisor can offer in terms of equipment or samples. Does he work on self-assembled QDs? Colloidal ones? Does he perform spectroscopy or is he rather on the material side creating samples?

    Within two months some characterization task might be possible to achieve. If you have access to colloidal dots, you might be able to check their blinking behaviour. For self-assembled ones, you might check the different shells and their corresponding decay times. However, that really depends strongly on what equipment and what materials you can use.
  4. Dec 11, 2012 #3
    Thanks very much,
    i don't know very much about the experimental facilities available for checking the blinking characteristics of Quantum Dots(i think i should focus on this),as my summer research happens to be in some institution other than mine.
    Could you please elaborate on the experimental facilities required for this. This would help me to cross verify the same from the website of the institution
    Besides i only am taking some advice from a prof of my college who has some experience in creating samples of quantum dots.
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