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Sandra Rosenthal


Professional Bio:

In the Rosenthal group we study semiconducting nanocrystals, a novel material whose optical properties and electronic structure can be precisely tuned by controlling the size of the nanocrystal. We are specifically interested in two applications exploiting the properties of nanocrystals: the use of nanocrystals as the light harvesting element in photovolatic devices and the use of fluorescent nanocrystals as biological probes for membrane proteins involved in neuronal signaling. We have also recently begun a program to explore the possible use of nanocrystals as a white light emitter for implementation in solid state lighting.