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Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Tetrapod Quantum Dot Stress Probes

Caption: Fluorescent tetrapod quantum dots or tQDs (brown) serve as stress probes that allow precise measurement of polymer fiber tensile strength with minimal impact on mechanical properties. Inserts show relaxed tQDs (upper) and stressed tQDs (lower).

Credit: (Image courtesy of Alivisatos group)

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