News tagged with quantum dots

Post-silicon computing

Could Pittsburgh be the nation's next "Strontium Valley"? The University of Pittsburgh is the lead institution on a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) ...

Sep 19, 2011
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Could silicon be ideal in quantum computing?

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Quantum computing could provide a way to significantly speed up the way we process certain algorithms," Malcolm Carroll tells PhysOrg.com. "The primary issue, though, is that you need a well controlled two-le ...

Sep 16, 2011 feature
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Good vibrations for future quantum computers

(PhysOrg.com) -- The enigmatic quantum dot is the basic building block for quantum computers. EPFL physicists have developed a new theory which shows that dot symmetry is enough to account for most of their ...

Sep 07, 2011
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Nanoscientists build antenna for light

University of Toronto researchers have derived inspiration from the photosynthetic apparatus in plants to engineer a new generation of nanomaterials that control and direct the energy absorbed from light.

Jul 10, 2011
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Putting sunshine in the tank

Working with the Universities of East Anglia, York and Nottingham and using nanotechnology 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair, the researchers are working on harnessing the vast energy of the Sun to ...

Jul 05, 2011
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