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Nanotechnology: Super Small Science: Powerful Solution

Paul Alivisatos' team at the University of California, Berkeley, is working to develop a new type of solar cell using nano-sized crystals called quantum dots. Quantum dots are already helping to produce brighter, more vivid color in displays. The ability of solar cells to efficiently process energy in the form of light also makes them an ideal solution to our energy problems.

"Nanotechnology: Super Small Science" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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