The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been awarded US Patent No. 7,125,605, “Highly luminescent color-selective nanocrystalline materials.”
Inventors on the patent are Moungi Bawendi, Klavs Jensen, Bashir Dabbousi, Javier Rodriguez-Viejo, and Frederic Mikulec.
According to its abstract, the patent protects a semiconductor nanocrystal capable of light emission, and having quantum yields of greater than 30 percent.


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