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Coal could be a source of cheap, nontoxic fluorescent nanoparticles useful for biomedicine.
Technology from QD Vision replaces the conventional backlight in LCDs, allowing for purer colors.
Startup Nanosys says quantum dots will brighten displays in consumer electronics starting next year.
Quantum-dot displays promise to be cheap, beautiful, and energy efficient, but some major hurdles remain.
Samsung’s new four-inch display could eventually lead to flexible screens.
Unlike OLEDs, they may soon be practical for larger displays, such as computer screens and televisions.
Nanomaterials could help solar cells convert more sunlight into electricity than once thought possible.
Researchers inject quantum dots into the skin using plastic microneedles, potentially providing a way to diagnose and treat diseases.
A nanoscale version of a TV antenna directs light.