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March 26, 2020

Silicon quantum dots re-emitting higher-energy blue light

A green, lower-energy laser light passes through silicon quantum dots, which the silicon quantum dots re-emit, or upconvert, into a higher-energy blue light.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants CHE 1610412 and CMMI 1351386.]

Learn more about this research in the University of California, Riverside, news story Making higher-energy light to fight cancer. (Date image taken: 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 26, 2020)

Credit: Lorenzo Mangolini and Ming Lee Tang/University of California, Riverside

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