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Quantum Dots

"Quantum Dots" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Nanometer sized fragments (the dots) of semiconductor crystalline material which emit PHOTONS. The wavelength is based on the quantum confinement size of the dot. They are brighter and more persistent than organic chemical INDICATORS. They can be embedded in MICROBEADS for high throughput ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Quantum Dots" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Quantum Dots" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 117 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2009 and 2010 and 2012
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