Carbon Nanotubes as a Single-Photon Source

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 11:49 in Physics & Chemistry

Carbon nanotubes, as true multi-purpose materials, have potential applications in everything from electrical circuits and drug delivery to golf clubs and space elevators. Recently, physicists have investigated single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for one more use: as a single-photon source, where they could help make quantum communication networks extremely secure and efficient.

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