quantum dot

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quantum dot

particles of semiconductor material smaller than 10 nm, used for staining and in vivo biomarker studies.
Synonym(s): nanocrystal
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Equation (8) expresses the specimen profile, f(s), in terms of the particle-size distribution and the shape of the nanocrystallites, while (1), after transformation into s-space, expresses the observed profile in terms of f(s).
Quantum confinement is not limited to nanocrystallites confined to three dimensions (2).
The methods used in making silicon nanocrystallites in nanowires are an important aspect for consideration.
Powdermet has devised a powder metallurgy process allowing the retention of nanocrystallites and ductile reinforcing phases throughout the powder forging or extrusion process, resulting in high strength aluminum materials requiring minimal machining.