quantum dot

quantum dot
a fluorescent nanoparticle of semiconducting material; potential uses include lasers and imaging

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  • quantum dot — /kwɒntəm ˈdɒt/ (say kwontuhm dot) noun a small particle of semiconductor material, as cadmium selenide, which is so confined that the removal or addition of a single electron can be detected; fluorescent versions are designed for use in displays… …  

  • Lateral quantum dot — A lateral quantum dot is a type of quantum dot made by imposing a small area of decreased potential in the two dimensional electron gas (2DEG) by means of electrical gates such that electrons or electron holes are confined in the 2DEG plane. The… …   Wikipedia

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