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Tetrapod Quantum Dots Light the Way to Stronger Polymers

30 Jul

Tetrapod Quantum Dots Light the Way to Stronger Polymers

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2013/07/29/tetrapod-quantum-dots-light-the-way-to-stronger-polymers/

Tetrapod Quantum Dots Light the Way to Stronger Polymers

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).

 

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