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Brilliant organic nanodots: novel nano-objects for bionanophotonics
Author(s): Olivier Mongin; Cédric Rouxel; Anne-Claire Robin; Anna Pla-Quintana; Tathavarathy Rama Krishna; Gaëlle Recher; François Tiaho; Anne-Marie Caminade; Jean-Pierre Majoral; Mireille Blanchard-Desce
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Paper Abstract

Semiconductor quantum dots are recognized to provide a particularly effective approach to bright nano-objects for bioimaging. However, these inorganic systems suffer from several drawbacks such as toxicity, dispersity, blinking ... and raise a number of questions with respect to environmental issues. With this in mind, we have developed an innovative route towards purely organic nanodots showing exceptional one and two-photon brightness by confining a large number of optimized fluorophores within nano-objects of defined and controlled structure. These novel "soft" nano-objects offer major promises for bio and nanophotonics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7040, Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications, 704006 (28 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797873
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Olivier Mongin, CNRS, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Cédric Rouxel, CNRS, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Anne-Claire Robin, CNRS, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Anna Pla-Quintana, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS (France)
Tathavarathy Rama Krishna, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS (France)
Gaëlle Recher, CNRS, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
François Tiaho, CNRS, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Anne-Marie Caminade, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS (France)
Jean-Pierre Majoral, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS (France)
Mireille Blanchard-Desce, CNRS, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7040:
Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications
Emily M. Heckman; Thokchom Birendra Singh; Junichi Yoshida, Editor(s)

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