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Machine learning at the quantum lab

October 2, 2019

The electron spin of individual electrons in quantum dots could serve as the smallest information unit of a…
Coal could yield treatment for traumatic injuries

April 29, 2019

Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer…
Quantum dot imaging advances

April 16, 2019

Investigations of ‘quantum dots’ for looking deeply into body tissues are rapidly evolving, but more work is required…
Nanocrystal ‘factory’ could revolutionize quantum dot manufacturing

March 21, 2019

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots across the entire…
Researchers measure near-perfect performance in low-cost semiconductors

March 19, 2019

Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in…
Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do ‘quantum dances’ in unison

February 25, 2019

Quantum dots are crystals made up of thousands of atoms, and each of these atoms interacts magnetically with…
Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons

February 22, 2019

In the global quest to develop practical computing and communications devices based on the principles of quantum physics,…
New phenomenon discovered that fixes a common problem in lasers: wavelength splitting

February 13, 2019

A team led by University of Utah physicists has discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs…
Hot aluminum etches smooth nano-holes in semiconductors

October 9, 2018

Study of promising technique for nanostructuring finds surprising properties A German-French research team has identified surprising properties of…
Eco-Friendly Nanoparticles for Artificial Photosynthesis

October 1, 2018

Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a nanoparticle type for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by…
Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first time

February 28, 2018

Researchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle…
Quantum dots display promise for polymers

February 13, 2018

Rice University scientists plan to employ the power of the sun to build functional synthetic polymers using photosensitive quantum dots — microscopic…
Of Spins, Entanglements and Spooky Actions

December 20, 2017

To UC Santa Barbara theoretical physicist Leon Balents, a magnet is far more than the thing you stick on…
Chemists go ‘back to the future’ to untangle quantum dot mystery

December 13, 2017

For more than 30 years, researchers have been creating quantum dots—tiny, crystalline, nanoscale semiconductors with remarkable optical and…
Carbon atoms assemble themselves on command

July 10, 2017

Using a new method that gets carbon atoms to assemble themselves, researchers open up for opportunities to create…
Technique for measuring and controlling electron state is a breakthrough in quantum computing

July 7, 2017

During their research for a new paper on quantum computing, HongWen Jiang, a UCLA professor of physics, and…
Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

May 30, 2017

At one time you could wander through the labs of pharmaceutical companies and hardly ever see light being…
NASA and MIT Collaborate to Develop Space-Based Quantum-Dot Spectrometer

February 16, 2017

A NASA technologist has teamed with the inventor of a new nanotechnology that could transform the way space…
The science and engineering of quantum dot lasers

December 27, 2016

Since their development in 1960, lasers have become an indispensable tool supporting our modern society, finding use in…
Carbon dots dash toward ‘green’ recycling role

December 19, 2016

Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than…
Researchers Develop Faster, Precise Silica Coating Process for Quantum Dot Nanorods

July 14, 2016

Materials researchers at North Carolina State University have fine-tuned a technique that enables them to apply precisely controlled…
Nanocrystal self-assembly sheds its secrets

March 23, 2016

The secret to a long-hidden magic trick behind the self-assembly of nanocrystal structures is starting to be revealed.…
The Iron Stepping Stones To Better Wearable Tech Without Semiconductors

February 12, 2016

The road to more versatile wearable technology is dotted with iron. Specifically, quantum dots of iron arranged on…
Quantum Dots Promise Better-Than-Ever Digital Color Resolution—Will it Matter?

January 26, 2016

Have you ever been engrossed in your favorite episode of Star Trek on your smartphone and thought “Hey!…
Light-activated nanoparticles prove effective against antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”

January 20, 2016

In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive,…
Quantum dots made from fool’s gold boost battery performance

November 19, 2015

If you add quantum dots – nanocrystals 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair –…
Researchers create light emitting diodes from food and beverage waste

October 14, 2015

Most Christmas lights, televisions and flashlights have one thing in common: they’re made with light emitting diodes (LEDs).…
Brilliant colors from environmentally friendly crystals

October 4, 2015

Quantum dots have made it possible to substantially increase color quality in LCD displays. However, these cadmium-based nanocrystals…
Made from Solar Concentrate

September 3, 2015

By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists with Berkeley Lab…
Capture sunlight with your window

August 25, 2015

A luminescent solar concentrator is an emerging sunlight harvesting technology that has the potential to disrupt the way…
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