Date of Submission

Spring 2023

Academic Program


Project Advisor 1

Paul Cadden-Zimansky

Project Advisor 2

Christopher N. LaFratta

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Quantum dots are nanometer-scale crystal structures that exhibit quantum-mechanical effects due to their small size, allowing for the observation of discrete energy levels of electrons confined within the QD. These electron-energy levels possess similar degeneracy to that of hydrogen atoms and are often referred to as synthetic atoms. As such, the study of quantum dots provides insight into the behavior of single-atom structures. This project utilizes scanning tunneling spectroscopy to determine the density of states for a quantum dot. Due to many difficulties, we had to divert from traditional scanning tunneling spectroscopy and devise some novel methods of doing such measurements.

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