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Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus, Alexei Ekimov win Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2023

Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2023. X/@NobelPrize

Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2023 for the “discovery and synthesis of quantum dots”, Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences introduced on Wednesday.

“The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2023 rewards the discovery and development of quantum dots, nanoparticles that are so small that their size determines their properties,” the academy wrote in an announcement.

Quantum dots are broadly utilized in areas akin to fashionable LED tv screens, photo voltaic panels and in drugs the place they amongst different issues might help information surgeons eradicating tumours.

Earlier within the day, media studies recommended that the names of the prize winners for Chemistry– the 2 American chemists and a Russian physicist could have been leaked, however the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences denied the claims and had at that time stated the choice was nonetheless to be taken in regards to the prize winners.

The prize is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and is price 11 million Swedish kronor (£820,000).

Chemistry is the third Nobel to be awarded this week after awards had been introduced for Physics and Medication. Scientists Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier received the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics for “experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”

Bawendi is a professor on the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how, Brus is professor emeritus at Columbia College and Ekimov works for Nanocrystals Know-how Inc.

Brus began his scientific profession on a US Navy scholarship the place he studied at Rice and Columbia College. In 1972 he was employed by AT&T Bell Labs the place he spent 23 years, devoting a lot of the time to finding out nanocrystals.

Bawendi was born in Paris and grew up in France, Tunisia, and the U.S. Bawendi did his postdoctoral analysis at Bell Laboratories underneath Brus. Bawendi joined MIT in 1990 and have become professor in 1996.

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