May 22, 2023

Using nanofaceting to manipulate quantum dots into nanocrystals

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A new method of controlling the shape of tiny particles about one tenth of the width of human hair could make the technology that powers our daily lives more stable and more efficient, scientists claim.

The process, which transforms the structure of microscopic semiconductor materials known as quantum dots, provides industry with opportunities to optimize optoelectronics, , photonics, and biomedical imaging technologies, according to the Cardiff University-led team.

Their study, published in Nano Letters, used a process called nanofaceting—the formation of small, on nanoparticles—to manipulate the quantum dots into a variety of shapes called nanocrystals.

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