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Putting the squeeze on nanocrystals

Lattice strain has long been avoided in the world of quantum dots, but it is now being used to tune the colour of light emitted by these structures

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Figure 1: The conventional way to change the colour of light emitted by a quantum dot is to change its size.



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Rosenthal, S., McBride, J. Putting the squeeze on nanocrystals. Nature Nanotech 4, 16–17 (2009).

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