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) ...

dateSep 19, 2011 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateSep 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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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.

dateJul 10, 2011 in Nanophysics
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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 ...

dateJul 05, 2011 in Materials Science
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