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University at Buffalo

Silicon Nanocrystals

Caption: This image shows bright light emission from silicon quantum dots in a cuvette. The image is from a camera that captures the near-infrared light that the quantum dots emit. The light emission shown is a pseudo color, as near-infrared light does not fall in the visible spectrum.

Credit: Credit: Folarin Erogbogbo

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