News tagged with quantum dots

Electricity generating nano-wizards

Just as alchemists always dreamed of turning common metal into gold, their 19th century physicist counterparts dreamed of efficiently turning heat into electricity, a field called thermoelectrics. Such scientists had long ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Many uses in researching quantum dots

It's easier to dissolve a sugar cube in a glass of water by crushing the cube first, because the numerous tiny particles cover more surface area in the water than the cube itself. In a way, the same principle applies to the ...

dateMay 04, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Researchers fine-tune quantum dots from coal

Graphene quantum dots made from coal, introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour, can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single-step processes.

dateMar 18, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Rediscovering spontaneous light emission

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a nano-sized optical antenna that can greatly enhance the spontaneous emission of light from atoms, molecules and semiconductor quantum dots. This advance opens the ...

dateFeb 03, 2015 in Optics & Photonics
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