HU lead in quantum dot research

At the point at which quantum dots (QD) are being introduced into the production of light-emitting diode (“LED”) backlight units, to enhance performance and production costs of thin-film transistor flat-panel displays, it has been reported that these nano-sized semiconductors are proving their potential in the field of photovoltaics. This has been demonstrated by a team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who have shown how solar cells can be created using indium arsenide QDs: these can be deposited in solutions such as inks on plastic, by printing or coating methods.

Source: “Quantum dots shine on solar”, by Sara Ver-Bruggen, Plastic Electronics, 11 May 2011
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