quantum dot

noun

Definition of quantum dot

:a semiconductor nanocrystal exhibiting quantum mechanical effects that allow it to mimic the properties of an atom
  • The quantum dot is a semiconducting (or metallic) region so tiny that it is essentially confined in all three dimensions; like an atom, it contains a finite number of charges and has discrete energy levels.
  • —Barbara Goss Levi

First Known Use of quantum dot

1985


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