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Contact: Dr. Xiaoyang Zhu
University of Texas at Austin

Hot Electron Transfer with Quantum Dots

Caption: Xiaoyang Zhu and colleagues discovered that hot electrons can be transferred from photo-excited lead selenide nanocrystals to an electron conductor made of titanium dioxide. Their discovery points the way toward more efficient solar cells.

Credit: The University of Texas at Austin

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