The main takeaway from this book is that we need to think of the optical properties and photophysics of quantum dots as a duality between interdisciplinary fundamental research and emerging nanotechnologies. One of the most important insights of this eight-chapter book is a complete state-of-the-art examination of the organic and inorganic nanostructures formed by versatile self-assembly routes for nanosensing, biomedical applications and photovoltaics.

 Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

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