⚛️ Quantum dots are tiny semiconductor nanocrystals with electronic properties that are governed by quantum mechanics.
🖥️ Pairs of quantum dots can communicate with each other and act as a single basic unit of memory in a quantum logic device, called a quantum bit or qubit. In the future, quantum computers may harness the power of quantum dots to store data and perform computations that outperform the best supercomputers.
🧬 Gene therapy involves altering the genes inside your body's cells in an effort to treat or stop the disease. Quantum dots provide an optically fluorescent and biocompatible surface to act as a multifunctional delivery platform that penetrates cellular barriers for gene therapy.
☀️ In addition, quantum dots could one day be used in photocatalysts to absorb sunlight and facilitate reactions to produce hydrogen gas in pursuit of a carbon-free fuel source.