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The synthesis of silicon and germanium quantum dots for biomedical applications
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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 and germanium 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: 27 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6096, Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications, 609607 (27 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647235
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Jamie H. Warner, The MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria Univ. of Wellington (New Zealand)
Akiyoshi Hoshino, International Medical Ctr. of Japan (Japan)
Amane Shiohara, International Medical Ctr. of Japan (Japan)
Kenji Yamamoto, International Medical Ctr. of Japan (Japan)
Richard D. Tilley, The MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria Univ. of Wellington (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6096:
Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications
Marek Osinski; Kenji Yamamoto; Thomas M. Jovin, Editor(s)

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