quantum dot

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quantum dot (plural quantum dots)

  1. A fluorescent nanoparticle of semiconducting material.
    • 2011, ‘Dotting the eyes’, The Economist, 18 Jun 2011:
      A quantum dot is a semiconductor crystal a few nanometres (billionths of a metre) across – about 50 atoms wide, in other words.

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