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The synthesis of silicon nanoparticles for biomedical applications (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Jamie H. Warner; Akiyoshi Hoshino; Kenji Yamamoto; Richard D. Tilley
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Paper Abstract

Silicon quantum dots have been synthesized in micelles. Particle sizes have been ascertained by transmission electron microscopy and UV-Vis absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The surface of the silicon particles produced have been modified to produce hydrophobic and hydrophilic particles by reaction with either with 1-heptene or allylamine respectively. For biological applications control of the surface character of the nanocrystals is essential. FTIR spectra show the surface modification of the particles by 1-heptene or allylamine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5705, Nanobiophotonics and Biomedical Applications II, (28 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.601506
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Jamie H. Warner, The MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (New Zealand)
Victoria Univ./Wellington (New Zealand)
Akiyoshi Hoshino, Research Institute of the International Medical Ctr. of Japan (Japan)
Kenji Yamamoto, Research Institute of the International Medical Ctr. of Japan (Japan)
Richard D. Tilley, The MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (New Zealand)
Victoria Univ./Wellington (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5705:
Nanobiophotonics and Biomedical Applications II
Alexander N. Cartwright; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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