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New class of versatile, high-performance quantum dots primed for medical imaging, quantum computing

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(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of quantum dots that deliver a stable stream of single, spectrally tunable infrared photons under ambient conditions and at room temperature, unlike other single-photon emitters. This discovery opens a range of practical applications, including quantum communication, quantum metrology, medical imaging and diagnostics, and clandestine labeling.