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Quantum Drops: A New Generation of Quantum Dots

Keith Runge*, Bobby G. Sumpter, Donald W. Noid, Michael D. Barnes

Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6197

This is an abstract for a presentation given at the
Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology.
There will be a link from here to the full article when it is available on the web.


Recent technological advances in the production of polymer particles suggests the feasibility of generating polymer nanoparticles from solution with discrete electronic structure in close analogy with quantum dots. We call these new particles quantum drops, which have controllable physical properties including radius, composition, chemical potential and magnetic properties. We consider the electronic and spectroscopic properties of electrons confined on the surface of these spherical polymer nanoparticles, using a new Hamiltonian and semi-classical quantization.

*Corresponding Address:
Keith Runge
Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division,Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6197
Phone: (423) 574-4992; Fax: (423) 576-5235


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