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Synthesis and characterization of colloidal ZnTe nanocrystals and ZnTe/ZnSe quantum dots
Author(s): Gavin P. Gonzales; Gema Alas; Arjun Senthil; Nathan J. Withers; Christina Minetos; Alejandro Sandoval III; Sergei A. Ivanov; Gennady A. Smolyakov; Dale L. Huber; Marek Osiński
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Paper Abstract

Quantum dots (QDs) emitting in the visible are of interest for many biomedical applications, including bioimaging, biosensing, drug targeting, and photodynamic therapy. However, a significant limitation is that QDs typically contain cadmium, which makes prospects for their FDA approval very unlikely. Previous work has focused on InP and ZnO as alternative semiconductor materials for QDs. However, these nanoparticles have also been shown to be cytotoxic. High-efficiency luminescent ZnTe-based QDs could be a reasonable alternative to Cd-containing QDs. In this paper, we present preliminary results of our recent studies of ZnTe-based QDs, including their synthesis, structural characterization, and optical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10507, Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XIII, 1050703 (23 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2299330
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Gavin P. Gonzales, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Gema Alas, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Arjun Senthil, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Nathan J. Withers, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Christina Minetos, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Alejandro Sandoval III, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Sergei A. Ivanov, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Gennady A. Smolyakov, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Dale L. Huber, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Marek Osiński, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10507:
Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XIII
Marek Osiński; Wolfgang J. Parak; Xing-Jie Liang, Editor(s)

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