Quantum Dots at Eastside Science Café

Monday, 11 November 2013 - 7:00pm
Format: 
Discussion
Format: 
Lecture
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
The Wilde Rover Irish Pub, Kirkland Click here for Map

Topic: Quantum Dots: New Materials for Sustainable Energy Technology
Speaker: Brandi Cossairt, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

While plants know how to absorb light from the sun and generate energy, scientists are still learning how to do this cheaply and efficiently. Join UW's Brandi Cossairt, Ph.D., to explore how one interesting solution is to use quantum dots, tiny pieces of semiconductors that dissolve easily in water and other solvents and can absorb light. How do these dots work? How can we harness their properties to generate sustainable energy? Download a PDF flyer.

Eastside Science Café is held on the second Monday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Eastside Science Cafés take place at Wilde Rover in Kirkland and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.