Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Quantum-Dot Leap

June 3rd, 2006

Quantum-Dot Leap

For the past half century, the limit of one electron per solar photon seemed a regrettable fact of semiconductor physics. However, in recent tests of semiconductor bits only a few nanometers in diameter - entities known as nanocrystals or quantum dots - researchers have been surprised to find that photons at solar energies commonly unleash multiple electrons.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Possible Futures

Metamaterial device allows chameleon-like behavior in the infrared October 28th, 2016

A Tiny Machine: UCSB electrical and computer engineers design an infinitesimal computing device October 28th, 2016

Mechanism for sodium storage in 2-D material: Tin selenide is an effective host for storing sodium ions, making it a promising material for sodium ion batteries October 27th, 2016

The molecular mechanism that blocks membrane receptors has been identified: The work in which the Ikerbasque researcher of the Biofisika Institute Xabier Contreras has participated has been published in the journal Cell October 27th, 2016


Metamaterial device allows chameleon-like behavior in the infrared October 28th, 2016

KaSAM-2016: International Conference on Material Sciences has successfully concluded in Pokhara of Western Nepal October 24th, 2016

Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet October 20th, 2016

Smashing metallic cubes toughens them up: Rice University scientists fire micro-cubes at target to change their nanoscale structures October 20th, 2016


How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years: Targeted medicine deliveries and increased energy efficiency are just two of many ways October 26th, 2016

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies: Stanford, Oxford team creates high-efficiency tandem cells October 21st, 2016

Inspiration from the ocean: An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has developed a non-toxic, high-quality surface treatment for organic field-effect transistors October 18th, 2016

Scientists develop a semiconductor nanocomposite material that moves in response to light October 17th, 2016

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project