Faculty Advisor

Quimby, Richard S.

Abstract

An undergraduate laboratory module was designed to study the optical properties of quantum dots. Transmission data yielded the absorption coefficient of a quantum dot solution when analyzed using Beer's Law and baseline subtraction. Theoretical quantum well calculations confirmed the observed onset of absorption. Additionally, Beer's Law was proven using multiple path length and concentration measurements. By completing this laboratory module, students will be exposed to a number of fundamental concepts and gain valuable experience in data manipulation and analysis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Engineering Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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