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  • Cheap, nontoxic carbon nanodots poised to be quantum dots of the future

    A portrait of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers Martin Gruebele, right, and graduate student Huy Nguyen.

    Martin Gruebele, right, and graduate student Huy Nguyen demonstrate that economical carbon-based quantum dots emit enough light when excited to eventually replace the expensive and toxic metal quantum dots used in many health and electronics applications.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Martin Gruebele, call 217-333-1624; email mgruebel@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Ultrafast nanometric imaging of energy flow within and between single carbon dots” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2023083118.