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2013-02-20 12:41:03

Surprising breakthrough could bolster quantum photonics, solar cell efficiency Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy´s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other labs have demonstrated a process whereby quantum dots can self-assemble at optimal locations in nanowires, a breakthrough that could improve solar cells, quantum computing, and lighting devices. A paper on the new technology, “Self-assembled Quantum Dots in a Nanowire System for Quantum Photonics,”...

2013-02-18 13:13:21

Artificial atoms and bonds provide a new set of building blocks for future materials Northwestern University's Chad A. Mirkin, a world-renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application, has developed a completely new set of building blocks that is based on nanoparticles and DNA. Using these tools, scientists will be able to build -- from the bottom up, just as nature does -- new and useful structures. Mirkin will discuss his research in a session titled "Nucleic...

Quantum Dots Used To Generate Electricity From Waste Heat
2013-02-14 14:46:17

University of Rochester A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat, potentially making microcircuits more efficient. "The system is really a simple one, which exploits certain properties of quantum dots to harvest heat," Professor Andrew Jordan of the University of Rochester said. "Despite this simplicity, the power it could generate is still larger than any other nanoengine that has been considered until now."...

New Age Marked For The Study And Influence Of Living cells
2013-02-14 14:14:09

Stanford University Stanford study is the first to demonstrate that sophisticated, engineered light resonators can be inserted inside cells without damaging the host. The researchers say it marks a new age in which tiny lasers and light-emitting diodes yield new avenues in the study and influence of living cells. If engineers at Stanford have their way, biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light-emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells...

2013-02-12 08:23:14

CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corporation (QMC) (OTCQB:QTMM) announces a new class of cadmium-free, non-REE, non-heavy metal tetrapod quantum dots (NHM-TPQD) developed to meet worldwide concerns regarding nanoparticle biocompatibility and sustainability. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121120/DA16554LOGO) QMC can produce industrial scale quantities of NHM-TPQD using proprietary continuous flow chemistry processes with over 90% tetrapod...

2013-02-11 12:26:50

Flow control of single quantum dot enables measurements with nanoscale accuracy at lower cost COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Finding ways to see, position, measure, and accurately manipulate nanoscale objects is an ongoing challenge for researchers developing the next generation of ultra-compact electronics, sensors and optical devices. Even the most advanced conventional microscopes are limited by diffraction of the shortest wavelength of visible light,...

MIT Researchers Create Best Ever Quantum Dots
2013-02-04 15:37:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the 1980s, scientists discovered very tiny particles that are capable of emitting light when exposed to ultraviolet light. These particles — now known as quantum dots — are made of a semiconductor material and can display light in a wide array of colors depending on the size of the particle. Though these dots initially showed great promise for a number of purposes, several limitations have prevented them from being...

2012-12-20 08:24:54

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the advanced quantum dot ("QD") manufacturing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Quantum Materials Corporation ("QMC") with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology. QMC's technology, employing an innovative tetrapod quantum dot continuous-flow chemistry process addresses the major challenges--low production and corresponding high manufacturing cost--that...

2012-12-18 08:30:45

CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corporation (QMC), the first manufacturer of Tetrapod Quantum Dots by a mass production continuous flow chemistry process, has been honored with Frost & Sullivan's 2012 North American Enabling Technology Award for Advanced Quantum Dot Manufacturing. QMC's "enabling technology" overcomes all quantum dot industry problems by delivering high-quality, lower-cost, and uniform quantum dots in commercial quantities for...

2012-11-20 08:22:50

CARSON CITY, Nev., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corporation, Inc. (OTCQB: QTMM) proudly announces the USPTO patent grant of a fundamental disruptive technology for synthesis of Group II-VI inorganic tetrapod quantum dots. The patent, "Synthesis of Uniform Nanoparticle Shapes with High Selectivity" and invented by Professor Michael S. Wong's group at William Marsh Rice University, Houston, TX, for the first time gives precise control of both QD shape and dimension during...