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:: 01 Nanotechnology
Quantum Dots
01 Nanotechnology 10/21/2003 7:00:14 AM

By Paul Holister, Cristina Roman, Tim Harper, Cientifica

October 2003

Quantum dots have been called artificial atoms, in fact, and the ability to control the energy states of the electrons by applying a voltage has led to the exotic idea of a material whose chemical nature could be modified at will, making it emulate different elements, such as lead one minute then gold the next-effectively programmable matter.

The current fabrication methods for quantum dots and their applications are described in this white paper.

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