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March 4th, 2010

Nanotechnology makes strides in quantum dots, medicine

Abstract:
Nanotechnology is an emerging area with contributions from both established companies and start-ups. One participant in the industry, eight-year-old Nanosys Inc, is working on commercializing materials made with nanoparticles and nanotechnology devices. The company recently announced its QuantumRail lighting system for LG mobile-phone applications. This announcement represents the first major consumer-product application of the company's quantum-dot-phosphor nanoscale-coating technology. You can apply the coating to LEDs to help clarify the color spectrum and reduce power consumption in backlit-LED applications. The technology enables mobile devices to display a truer color even in daylight. You can also use the technology in large LED arrays, such as those in LCD televisions. In those applications, the coating technology reduces power consumption, improves color and clarity, and screens the low-end "tail" light from the LEDs that causes some TV sets to interfere with IR (infrared) remote units on set-top-box or other audio/video equipment.

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