Quantum dots are small crystals with very distinctive properties. They are so tiny they can only be seen with an electron microscope, magnifying the image as much as several hundred thousand times.
The way things happen at this miniscule atomic scale is sometimes counterintuitive. These are known as quantum phenomena, and the theory that helps us understand them is called quantum mechanics.
Quantum dots are just one example of nanotechnology – tiny objects that were initially studied only in the lab, but are now being used in innovative electronics.
Here you can learn more about the use of quantum dots in television screens, and how they enhance the image quality of Samsung’s SUHD television with Quantum Dot technology.
We are grateful to the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology for assistance in creating this exhibition.