4/19/2013

Quantum dots will get a commercial boost in their forthcoming use in Sony TV sets. However, they may realize their most important role as detection and diagnostic tools in the fight against cancer. The dots are colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals tuned to specific light-emission wavelengths according to their size -- providing for truer colors -- that could prove crucial in flagging for doctors how cancer cells behave differently in different patients.

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