Technologies, the leader in the commercial development
of advanced quantum dot nanomaterials, today announced
that it launched a living online history of early
work in the field of quantum dot technology, "The
Quantum Dot History Project," which
is a representative overview of key research and
researchers from 1960-1996.
Evident welcomes the submission of additional entries and will award a $500 Amazon
gift certificate for the earliest published research entry accepted and an Apple
iPod nano for each of the next two earliest published entries accepted. In appreciation
for the efforts of individuals submitting entries, the company will provide them
with a $10 Amazon gift certificate for each novel history addition accepted.
Deadline for submission is January 31, 2006, and is open to all. To view the
history or enter the contest visit www.evidenttech.com/history .
"Quantum dots are a versatile form of semiconductors that mean scientists and
engineers are no longer shackled by the fixed properties of nature. With quantum
dots, new materials can be engineered to fit a need, solve a problem and create
new products or even markets," said Clinton Ballinger, Ph.D., Chief Executive
Officer of Evident Technologies.
"We are publishing this overview as our commitment to pioneers who did the early
work in this field and to future scientists and developers who want to use quantum
dots to create revolutionary change," said Ballinger. "The early semiconductor
work of Bell Labs in 1947 led to a whole revolution in electronics, forever changing
our world. An open and free flowing exchange of ideas and knowledge in our field,
which our overview celebrates, could help improve so many areas of our life."
"I am very pleased to see this history of nanocrystals on-line as a ready resource
for current and future researchers," said Dr. Alexander Efros, currently at the
United States Naval Research Laboratory and one of the earliest discoverers of
quantum dots. "When we discovered quantum confinement in nanocrystals in the
early 80's, we knew this would be an exciting area of scientific exploration
and discovery. I am personally excited to see today's pioneers at Evident translating
quantum dot technology into product applications ranging from life science research
to solar cells to anti-counterfeiting."
Dr. Margaret Hines, Head of Nanomaterials R&D at Evident Technologies, commented: "Explorations
into the science of quantum dots began decades ago. The technology is finally
gaining momentum. It is inspiring to see this presentation of the rich history
of quantum dots. The web site is easily accessible and will interest scientists
at all levels and spur further innovation."
About Evident Technologies:
Evident is the leading developer and commercial source for a wide range of
quantum dot-based semiconductor nanomaterials. These can be used to engineer
new materials and create often revolutionary products across many diverse
markets. We partner with a growing number of companies, research institutions
and organizations. We have over 500 customers and dozens of products in development,
testing or on the market for commercial sale. And, through our information-rich
website, www.evidenttech.com, and projects like this history booklet, we
are committed to expanding the awareness and appreciation of our field.
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