Alexey Ekimov

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Alexey Ekimov
Алексей Екимов
Alexey Ivanovich Ekimov
Алексей Иванович Екимов

1945 (age 78–79)
EducationLeningrad State University (BS)
Ioffe Institute (PhD)
Known forquantum dots
AwardsUSSR State Prize (1976)
R. W. Wood Prize (2006)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2023)
Scientific career
FieldsChemical physics
InstitutionsIoffe Institute
Vavilov State Optical Institute
ThesisQuantum Dimensional Phenomena in Semiconductor Microcrystals
Russian: Квантовые размерные явления в полупроводниковых микрокристаллах

Alexey Ivanovich Ekimov (Russian: Алексей Иванович Екимов; born 1945) is a Russian[1] physicist. He is known for his works in nanomaterials research. He discovered the semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots in 1981.[2][3][4] In 2023, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this discovery.

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  1. Edwards, Christian; Hunt, Katie; Upright, Ed (4 October 2023). "Nobel Prize awarded for discovery of quantum dots that changed everything from TV displays to cancer imaging". CNN.
  2. Екимов А.И., Онущенко А.А. (1981). "Квантовый размерный эффект в трехмерных микрокристаллах полупроводников" (PDF). Письма в ЖЭТФ. 34: 363–366. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  3. "Russian-Born Quantum Dot Pioneer Ekimov Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry". The Moscow Times. 2023-10-04. Retrieved 2023-10-06.
  4. "Alexei Ekimov | Biography, Nobel Prize, Quantum Dots, & Facts | Britannica". 2023-10-09. Retrieved 2023-10-11.