2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Nobel Prize 2018

On October 4th, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 was awarded to Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.”.*

This year’s Nobel Laureates didn’t achieve their breakthroughs overnight. Below you can read, share, and download a selection of their research that’s published across Springer Nature’s journals and books. Find the story of this year’s Laureates in Chemistry.

*The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2023. Wed. 4 Oct 2023.

Publications by Moungi Bawendi


Wide-field three-photon excitation in biological samples. Published in: Light: Science & ApplicationsExperimental evidence of diffusion-induced bias in near-wall velocimetry using quantum dot measurements. Published in: Experiments in FluidsLymphatic Drainage of the Peritoneal Space: A Pattern Dependent on Bowel Lymphatics. Published in: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Image-Guided Oncologic Surgery Using Invisible Light: Completed Pre-Clinical Development for Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping. Published in: Annals of Surgical OncologySentinel Lymph Node Mapping of the Gastrointestinal Tract by Using Invisible Light. Published in: Annals of Surgical OncologySingle quantum dot (QD) imaging of fluid flow near surfaces. Published in: Experiments in Fluids
Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics, Optical Amplification, and Lasing in Nanocrystal Quantum Dots. Published in: MRS BulletinNanocrystal Quantum Dots: Building Blocks for Tunable Optical Amplifiers and Lasers. Published in: MRS AdvancesOrganometallic Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Manganese Doped CdSe Nanocrystals. Published in: MRS Advances


Synthesis and Characterization of Strongly Fluorescent CdTe Nanocrystal Colloids. Published in: MRS AdvancesCharge Generation and Transport in CdSe Semiconductor Quantum Dot Solids. Published in: MRS AdvancesElectron and Hole Relaxation Pathways in II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals. Published in: MRS Advances
Photoluminescent Mn-Doped ZNS Nanoclusters Synthesized within Block Copolymer Nanoreactors. Published in: MRS AdvancesCathodoluminescence of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot Composites. Published in: MRS AdvancesSynthesis and Characterization of Highly Luminescent (CdSe)ZnS Quantum Dots. Published in: MRS Advances
The Band Edge Luminescence of Surface Modified CdSe Nanocrystallites. Published in: MRS AdvancesSpectral Diffusion of Ultra-Narrow Fluorescence Spectra in Single Quantum Dots. Published in: MRS AdvancesSurface Derivatization of Nanocrystalline CdSe Semiconductors. Published in: MRS Advances
Synthesis of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot Composites for Electroluminescent Devices. Published in: MRS AdvancesStructural Stability of CdSe Nanocrystallite Dispersions. Published in: MRS AdvancesSize Dependent Electroluminescence from CdSe Nanocrystallites (Quantum Dots). Published in: MRS Advances
Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Optical Spectroscopy of Close Packed CdSE Nanocrystallites. Published in: MRS AdvancesSize dependent optical spectroscopy of II–VI semiconductor nanocrystallites (quantum dots). Published in: Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms,Molecules and ClustersSynthesis and structural characterization of II–VI semiconductor nanocrystallites (quantum dots). Published in: Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms,Molecules and Clusters
Surface electronic properties of CdSe nanocrystallites. Published in: Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms,Molecules and ClustersPreparation of Ii-Vi Quantum Dot Composites by Electrospray OMCVD. Published in: MRS AdvancesHong–Ou–Mandel interference in colloidal CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals. Published in: Nature Photonics
Uncovering temperature-dependent exciton-polariton relaxation mechanisms in hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. Published in: Nature CommunicationsA room-temperature polarization-sensitive CMOS terahertz camera based on quantum-dot-enhanced terahertz-to-visible photon upconversion. Published in: Nature NanotechnologyAll-optical fluorescence blinking control in quantum dots with ultrafast mid-infrared pulses. Published in: Nature Nanotechnology
Luminescent surfaces with tailored angular emission for compact dark-field imaging devices. Published in: Nature PhotonicsSolid-state infrared-to-visible upconversion sensitized by colloidal nanocrystals. Published in: Nature PhotonicsA colloidal quantum dot spectrometer. Published in: Nature
Improved performance and stability in quantum dot solar cells through band alignment engineering. Published in: Nature MaterialsDirect probe of spectral inhomogeneity reveals synthetic tunability of single-nanocrystal spectral linewidths. Published in: Nature ChemistryHigh-efficiency quantum-dot light-emitting devices with enhanced charge injection. Published in: Nature Photonics
Compact high-quality CdSe–CdS core–shell nanocrystals with narrow emission linewidths and suppressed blinking. Published in: Nature MaterialsEmergence of colloidal quantum-dot light-emitting technologies. Published in: Nature PhotonicsNormalization of tumour blood vessels improves the delivery of nanomedicines in a size-dependent manner. Published in: Nature Nanotechnology
Design considerations for tumour-targeted nanoparticles. Published in: Nature NanotechnologyColloidal quantum-dot light-emitting diodes with metal-oxide charge transport layers. Published in: Nature PhotonicsRenal clearance of quantum dots. Published in: Nature Biotechnology
Near-infrared fluorescent type II quantum dots for sentinel lymph node mapping. Published in: Nature BiotechnologyElectroluminescence from single monolayers of nanocrystals in molecular organic devices. Published in: NatureFluorescence intermittency in single cadmium selenide nanocrystals. Published in: Nature

Publications by Louis Brus

Publications by Alexei Ekimov


Book chapters