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Description: This is an artist's rendition of semiconductor nanocrystals near a gold film. The metal increases nanocrystal emission rates depending on their orientation. (Selected as cover image for Phys. Chem. Journal).
Keywords: gold • nanocrystals • semiconductor • quantum dots
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Other metals & alloys > Precious metals
Applications > Electronics
Properties > Electrical, magnetic & optical > Semiconductivity
Properties > Electrical, magnetic & optical > Optical
Scale > Nano(-materials)
Created by: Argonne National Laboratory
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Date created: 24 August 2009
Date added: 13 January 2011
Resource ID: 3325