Conference organizers
Quinten Akkerman
Lehrstuhl für Photonik und Optoelektronik Nano-Institut München Fakultät für Physik Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Nano-Institute Munich, DE
Sergio Brovelli
Materials Science
University of Milano-Bicocca, IT
Liberato Manna
CompuNet, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova, IT
Invited Speakers
Thomas Altantzis
Universiteit Antwerpen
Brandi Cossairt
University of Washington, US, US
Jonathan De Roo
University of Basel, CH
Ivan Infante
BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, UPV/EHU Science Park, Spain., ES
Cherie Kagan
University of Pennsylvania, US
Victor Klimov
Los Alamos National Laboratory, US, US
Maria Antonietta Loi
University of Groningen, The Netherlands, NL
Iwan Moreels
Gent University - BE, BE
Gabriele Raino
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, CH
Richard Schaller
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, United States, US
Haizheng Zhong
Beijing Institute of Technology, CN
Online School
The Online School on Fundamentals of Semiconductive Quantum Dots (QDsSCHOOL) took place from May 11th to May 13th, 2021.

It was aimed for researchers and students in the quantum dot community, with particular focus on semiconductive quantum dots like III–Vs, II–IVs as well as the more recent perovskites. The school was focus on teaching both the fundamentals to understanding the chemistry and physics of semiconductive quantum dots, as well as focusing on more advanced theories like surface chemistry, single dot optics and computational chemistry. Furthermore, we wanted to give a complete picture, going all the way from theory and synthesis to advanced characterization and devices.

We discussed basic questions like: What is the chemistry behind making quantum dots and how do we control size, shape and composition? How can one derive their quantum confined optical properties? How can the size and shape be characterized and how do we study the surface ligands? How can we study quantum dots at a single dot level, as well as using computational methods to study optical properties and defect chemistry? What devices can be made using these quantum dots, how do you make these, and how are they characterized?

These lectures covered the topics starting from basic principles and finishing with some recent examples. There were ample opportunities for questions and discussions as well.

Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Synthesis (Theory, chemistry)
  • Optical properties (Theory, DFT calculations)
  • Devices (LEDs, Solar cells, lasers)
  • Advanced characterization (TEM, NMR, Single dot)
Best ePoster Prize

This prize has been supported by Fundació Scito

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