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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In particular, the electrophoretic deposition of cadmium selenide (CdSe) nanocrystals is being studied due to the diverse applications of these semiconductor nanocrystals, including fluorescent tags in biological imaging (Stroh et al.
So when Mentzel succeeded in getting semiconductor nanocrystal patterns to glow with visible light, making them visible through an optical microscope, the team could greatly speed the development.
Contributors from physics and materials science examine the physical properties and device applications of semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles.
Zdetsis, Optical and Electronic Properties of Small Size Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Nanoclusters, Rev.
Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals having dimensions less than 10nm.
Quantum dots are essentially semiconductor nanocrystals designed to emit light in a very efficient, lifelike manner.
Semiconductor nanocrystals, also known as quantum dots are a nontraditional semiconductor with unique size-dependent properties that are of great interest across many industries.
Since the first demonstrations of their bioapplications in 1998 (1, 2), fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystals, commonly known as "quantum dots" (Qdots), have been a particularly attractive candidate for analytically sensitive, multiplexed, and quantitative optical imaging.

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