Quantum dots are nanocrystals of semiconductor material that exhibit quantum mechanical properties. These allow quantum dots to have a wide variety of applications including in transistors, solar cells, light-emitting diodes and diode lasers. Lately, they have also been used as imaging agents in medicine.

Our group published the synthesis protocol of novel water-soluble and magnetic quantum dots.

These characteristics allow our quantum dots to be used in aqueous systems, such as the human body and sewage. Furthermore, the magnetic property allows the quantum dots to be detectable by nuclear magnetic resonance, paving the way to a new form of medical imaging with these nanocrystals.  Contact Person: Univ. Prof. Dr. Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser in Collaboration with Dr. Florian Part, ABF, WAU, BOKU