Exciton Movement Observed Directly
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 — For decades, scientists’ understanding of excitons has been theoretical at best. However, a recent breakthrough has changed the game.
A team from MIT and the City College of New York has developed a new technique for imaging exciton movement directly. They say better understanding of the quasiparticle could lead to significant advances in electronics as well as deeper knowledge about natural energy-transfer processes such as photosynthesis.
A diagram of an exciton...