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Title: Final Progress Report for Project Entitled: Quantum Dot Tracers for Use in Engineered Geothermal Systems

The objective of this project was to develop and demonstrate a new class of tracers that offer great promise for use in characterizing fracture networks in EGS reservoirs. From laboratory synthesis and testing through numerical modeling and field demonstrations, we have demonstrated the amazing versatility and applicability of quantum dot tracers. This report summarizes the results of four years of research into the design, synthesis, and characterization of semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots) for use as geothermal tracers.
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  1. Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
Country of Publication:
United States
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS tracers; quantum dots; geothermal; EGS; Enhanced Geothermal Systems