The Quantum Dot. A small P-N-P semiconductor sandwich at meso-scale in all three dimensions; (meso – mid-way between micro and nano). A Laser waveguide of negligible length within which captive electrons can be arranged in standing waves, to create “progammable materials” made of “atoms without nuclei” capable of behaving chemically with adjacent “atoms”. Will McCarthy’s book Hacking Matter [from Wired] [via John Udell] Applications ?
Interesting techie news I’d not noticed before – probably no relevance to QIP – my only legitimate reason to have quantum interests ?