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Artificial atoms

Scientists at The University of Oxford are working on methods of using quantum dots to produce a stream of identical single photons with the hope of using this to provide un-hackable data protection, quantum computers and powerful microscopes. This activity is suitable as a follow-on lesson after students have studied energy levels and photon emission and asks them to explain what quantum dots are and how they can be used.  They must research quantum dots and create a short video presentation.

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