Welcome to the Bekenstein Research Group website!

Our research is targeted on materials that will help overcome next generation energy challenges and lies at the intersection of physics and chemistry. We use known colloidal chemistry methods to discover and synthesize nano-scale crystals of new materials. By controlling the crystals’ composition, shape and size, we introduce quantum effects that change the material properties, such as increased light-matter interactions through excitons and impossible phase transitions.

These properties make the nanomaterials effective systems for the study of light-matter interactions and charge extraction, and create possibilities for the discovery of novel physical effects to face upcoming energy challenges.