News tagged with quantum dots

Engineering team designs 'living materials'

Inspired by natural materials such as bone—a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells—MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such ...

dateMar 23, 2014 in Materials Science
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Shining a light on quantum dots measurement

Due to their nanoscale dimensions and sensitivity to light, quantum dots are being used for a number of bioimaging applications including in vivo imaging of tumor cells, detection of biomolecules, and measurement of pH changes.

dateJan 15, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Making quantum dots glow brighter

Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors ...

dateSep 16, 2014 in Nanophysics
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