UCC scientist proves shining success with just a little light

Ireland“A scientist working in Cork has developed what must rank as the smallest torch in the world. Measuring 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, it produces individual photons, the smallest particle of light possible. Made of the same kind of stuff used in silicon microchips, these tiny ‘quantum dots’ have the potential to deliver ultra-secure communications systems and computers that handle information using light rather than electricity …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 15 September]

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