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Quantum Dots Brighten the Future of Lighting

May 8, 2012

quantum dot concept Vanderbilt University researchers have boosted the efficiency of a novel source of white light, called quantum dots, more than tenfold, making them of potential interest for commercial applications. Full Story

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