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Are Quantum Dots on the Brink of Their Big Break?

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Michael A. Greenwood, News Editor

The period at the end of this sentence would be colossal next to a quantum dot — like a flea clinging to a good-size dog. As many as a million quantum dots could perhaps fit within the narrow confines of this circle: o. In other words, quantum dots are small, but what these semiconductor nanocrystals lack in mass they make up for with myriad other qualities that have researchers, businesses and entrepreneurs imagining a vivid future. The quantum dots being created today are the culmination of scientific advances that began decades ago and that now allow the atomistic matter to be...Read full article

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