News tagged with quantum dots

Toward unbreakable encrypted messages

Chinese researchers recently announced a landmark advancement: They used a satellite orbiting Earth to beam pairs of quantum-entangled photons to two Tibetan mountaintops more than 700 miles apart. This distance blew the ...

dateSep 13, 2017 in Other
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Getting hold of quantum dot biosensors

Quantum dots (QDs) have found so many applications in recent years, they can now be purchased with a variety of composite structures and configurations. Some are available suspended in a biologically friendly fluid, making ...

dateAug 22, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Testing TVs and tablets for 'green' screens

To improve viewing pleasure, companies have developed television—and tablet screens—that include quantum dots to enhance brightness and color. Some quantum dots are made with potentially harmful metals, which could leach ...

dateAug 21, 2017 in Nanophysics
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