Quantum dots: A charge for blinking.

  title={Quantum dots: A charge for blinking.},
  author={Todd D Krauss and Jeffrey J Peterson},
  journal={Nature materials},
  volume={11 1},
Fluorescence intermittency, or, more humbly, blinking, refers to the discontinuous and random emission of light from single fluorescent sources, and is ubiquitously observed in emitting dye molecules, polymers, biomolecules and nanoparticles1. In spite of 15 years of intense investigations, its microscopic origin for nanoparticles has eluded detailed understanding and thus continually hampered efficient utilization of these objects. Now, in a Letter recently published in Nature, Christophe… CONTINUE READING

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