Samsung congratulates the three scientists who invented quantum technology
This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists¹ for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots, the smallest particles in nanotechnology. Samsung has been using the results of these award-winning scientists’ research for almost six years. QLED TVs were launched in 2017, and since then this revolutionary quantum technology has been used in increasingly advanced models, including Neo QLED (2021) and OLED (2022)
The work of this year’s Nobel Prize-winning chemists forms the basis of our bright TV and computer screens, offering enhanced color reproduction. Quantum dots act as a light converter, increasing color intensity without sacrificing brightness. They are several tens of thousands of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. Placed between the color filters and the screen illumination, or directly on the LEDs, they offer an extremely rich and realistic color palette, full of subtle transitions thanks to the 100% displayable color volume
The Samsung QLED series was created in 2017. Quantum dot technology provided brighter, more stable light and a wider color rendering range. Thanks to the new metal quantum dots, TVs in this series set new standards in terms of picture quality, viewing angle, color intensity, brightness and contrast. The hallmark of the Samsung QLED series is 100% color volume, independent of picture brightness level. In practice, this represents over a billion shades of color
In 2021, Samsung introduced a new generation of quantum dot TVs: the Neo QLED series. Instead of conventional LEDs for backlighting, the Neo QLED uses mini LEDs. This dramatically increases the precision of screen illumination, for sharper detail, more precise brightness adjustment and even better contrast with deeper black levels
And the application of the Nobel Prize winners’ technology doesn’t stop there. Last year, Samsung expanded its TV range with the OLED series, which also uses quantum dots. This unique advanced technology, which represents a new generation of OLED TVs, once again pushes the boundaries in terms of brightness, contrast and color reproduction. The range of these popular TVs has recently been extended with the S90C, S92C, S93C and S95C, with screen diagonals of 55″, 65″ and 77″
¹ Moungi G. Bawendi van het Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Louis E. Brus van Columbia University en Alexei I. Ekimov van Nanocrystals Technology Inc.