Tiny bubbles make a quantum leap

EurekAlert  July 13, 2020 An international team of researchers (USA – UC Berkeley, Columbia University, industry, Montana State University, Germany, Japan) found that placing sufficient strain in a 2D material–tungsten diselenide creates localized states that can yield single-photon emitters. The team was able to directly image these states for the first time, revealing that even at room temperature they are highly tunable and act as quantum dots, tightly confined pieces of semiconductors that emit light. Fully tunable, room-temperature single-photon emitters are now within our grasp, paving the way for controllable–and practical quantum photonic devices. These devices can be the foundation […]