Quantum Dots Yield Colors to Dye For
Quantum dots are tiny nanocrystals with extraordinary optical and electrical properties with possible uses in dye production, bioimaging and solar energy production. Researchers at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to introduce precisely four copper ions into each and every quantum dot.
The introduction of these “guest” ions, called doping, opens up possibilities for fine-tuning the optical properties of the quantum dots and producing spectacular colors.
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