Research Interests

Paul Alivisatos studies inorganic nanocrystals. He developed methods to control their sizes and shapes. He has investigated structural and chemical transformations of nanocrystals, and he has studied their size dependent optical, electrical and thermodynamic properties. He has demonstrated applications of nanocrystals in biological imaging and renewable energy technologies.

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Primary Section

Section 14: Chemistry

Secondary Section

Section 13: Physics