This article is written to explain the significance of an important discovery done in the field of quantum dot imaging. Researchers used 2 main properties of quantum dots: the smaller it is, larger is the difference between the energy level that the electron can occupy. And, more importantly, in a quantum dot, an electron can become so much localized that it constantly spins around the center of the quantum dot and can help us in controlling it by externally applying electric and magnetic fields. Although, the article tries to draw the attention of the audience to this important study, some of the jargon and explanations on what a quantum dot really is, how the imaging was exactly done etc. were left unexplained. Overall, the article was able to wrap up some important aspects of the article and ended with an exciting flare stating that the exact theoretical reason behind the behavior of two quantum dots close to each other is still an open question.
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This article, written by ScienceDaily, summarizes research on quantum dots done by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Quantum dots are particles that can be paired and share electrons. They have a very exciting potential in the field of microchips and silicon engineering, since they have the ability to process multiple streams of information simultaneously. Researchers at NIST have been able to actually observe the electron distribution of the inside of a coupled quantum dot using graphene, a magnetic field, the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope, and a brief increase of voltage. The team concluded that the patterns in which electrons are shared do not fit into any models of accepted quantum physics. This conclusion shows how new and untapped the field of quantum physics truly is, and how much human science still has to learn on not only the mechanism of quantum particles, but their potentially powerful applications. ScienceDaily has a reputation for being able to simplify research reports on incredibly complex subjects, so that their content becomes more accessible for the public to enjoy. This article is true to their reputation, as it makes a study on arguably one of the most confusing fields in modern science relatively easy to understand. Quantum mechanics is not something that can be explained to the average person without oversimplifying it, but the author of this article was effective at finding a balance between a good explanation and an oversimplification. The only shortcomings of this article are the same that every ScienceDaily article suffers from, which is a lack of author information and biography. There is no way of knowing who had written this article, and what other articles they had written. This is unfortunate because almost every other aspect of the article was handled so well.
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