Quantum Dot Instructional Kits
Quantum dots are a fun and colorful way to introduce traditionally intimidating concepts in Physics and Chemistry into the classroom. They can be used to illustrate the physical concept of colors as light energy in the form of waves with distinct wavelengths. They are also an excellent tool for demonstrating quantum phenomena in advanced courses. The size-dependent spectral properties of Quantum dots can be measured quantitatively and illustrate the particle-in-a-box theory of quantum mechanics. Teaching materials and simple hands-on activities using Quantum dots have already been developed with support from the National Science Foundation and can be found in these links.
Navillum Quantum dot kit includes a set of three (3) to five (5) distinct colors or wavelengths of CdSe/ZnS core/shell Quantum dots casted in a solid polymer (NOT LIQUID) within a sealed plastic cuvette compatible for UV/Vis spectrophotometry and fluorimetry. Cadmium-free (Cd-free) options are also available. The cuvettes can be illuminated directly by an excitation source such as a black light, blue LED, or a tungsten-halogen lamp. The Quantum dot wavelengths are dependent on the size of the particles incorporated in the solid polymer since the physical size of the Quantum dots dictate the wavelengths that these particles absorb and emit. Measuring the absorption wavelengths with a spectrometer (can be purchased separately) allows students to calculate the actual particle size of the Quantum dot.
Navillum Quantum dot kits are simpler and worry free.
- No more transferring from stock solutions to cuvettes. Avoid accidental spills or direct contact with the Quantum dots.
- No solvent evaporation. Avoid particle aggregation and rapid deterioration of Quantum dot properties.
- No more rushing to conduct experiments. Our Quantum dots are stable longer term having same core/shell quality grade as the ones we provide to display manufacturers.
- No more hazardous wastes to think about.
- NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Quantum dot kit now available in microcuvette size!
The five color Navillum Quantum dot kit comes with a bonus blank cuvette for quantitative measurements. Order now and catch our discounted pricing for a limited time. Custom orders in glass or quartz cuvettes will take up to two weeks.
Note: Quantum dots should be kept in a dark place at room temperature to extend the shelf life as long as possible. Quantum dots should NOT be kept in the refrigerator or freezer.
MSDS (PDF) | Technical Specifications
||5-color CdSe/ZnS with blank cuvette, black flock paper and 405 nm LED laser light.
||3-color CdSe/ZnS with blank cuvette, black flock paper and 405 nm LED laser light.
||5-color CdSe/ZnS with blank cuvette.
||Cuvette containing polymer only for blank measurements in spectrophotometric experiments.
||Black flock paper and 405 nm LED laser.
|| Contact Us
The black flock paper is self-adhesive, 8″ x 10″, 5 pieces. The LED laser emits 5mW 405 nm light and requires 2 x AAA battery (not included). To place custom orders, please fill out our ORDER FORM.