St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
The project team consists of two undergraduate students and a professor. One is a graduating senior chemistry major (Khoa Tran), and the other is a junior biophysics major (Ricardo Zamora). Dr. Richard Lombardini is an Associate Professor of Physics and PI of project.
EPA P3 Video Presentation
We synthesized CuInS quantum dots of varying sizes and measured absorption and emission spectra. The latter data was used in the computational simulation of LSCs, and the LSC efficiency was calculated for each size of dot. We are one step closer in determining whether the energy transfer mechanism of FRET could be utilized between dots of different sizes in order to increase LSC efficiency.