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Description: This is a photo illustrating the phenomenon known as "blinking" - the tendency of quantum dots to oscillate between bright and dark states. Quantum dots - small semiconducting nanocrystals - can produce a rainbow of colors depending on their size.
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
Contributions: Yugang Sun, Argonne National Laboratory
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Date created: 20 May 2008
Date added: 13 January 2011
Resource ID: 3330