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 n.— «Enter Marcel P. Bruchez, a Carnegie Mellon University associate research professor in chemistry and his amazing quantum dots. Q-dots, as they are called, are nanometer-sized crystallized particles with semiconductor properties. Distinct sizes of Q-dots have unique optical properties, Dr. Bruchez said, and they can be designed to emit specific wavelengths of light.» —“Tiny Q-dots may enable more precise brain surgery” by David Templeton Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania) Apr. 11, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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