Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Semiconductor nanocrystals and quantum dots possess properties that can be tuned through chemical composition, shape, and size. We are advancing the synthesis of nanocrystals and quantum dots with an eye on new applications in optoelectronics. We are interested in the fundamental science of quantum dots, including optical coherences, multi-exciton dynamics, and polarization control. Our current focus is on the induction of optical chirality, the realization of coherent effects at low temperatures, and the development and spectroscopic study of well-behaved emitters in the short-wave-infrared.