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2023 Nobel Prize in chemistry: Trio win for quantum dots discoveries that revolutionized nanotechnology

The 2023 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to three scientists for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots, tiny particles that have fueled innovations in nanotechnology from televisions to mapping different tissues in the body. 

The prize went to Moungi Bawendi of MIT, Louis Brus of Columbia University, and Alexei Ekimov, formerly the chief scientist at Nanocrystals Technology in New York. They will split 11 million Swedish kronor, about $1 million, and have their names added to a list of chemistry Nobel winners that prior to this year included 189 names (two of whom have won the prize twice). Eight women have received the honor.

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