Carbon Quantum Dots

Carbon-based quantum dots could mean ‘greener,’ safer technology in medicine and biology. ‘Chemists at Clemson University say they have developed a new type of quantum dot that is the first to be made from carbon. Like their metal-based counterparts, these nano-sized “carbon dots” glow brightly when exposed to light and show promise for a broad range of applications, including improved biological sensors, medical imaging devices and tiny light-emitting diodes (LEDs), the researchers say.’

Tags: Quantum Dots, Carbon Dots, Nanotechnology

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