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‘Giant’ nanocrystal quantum dots (gNQDs) as FRET donors
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Paper Abstract

High-quality core/shell CdSe/xCdS quantum dots (QDs) ranging from 3 to 20 nm in diameter were synthesized for use as Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) donors. gNQDs are carefully characterized for size, emission, absorption, QY, and brightness in both organic and aqueous solution. FRET has been verified in optimally designed systems that use short capping ligands and donor-acceptor pairs that have well-matched emission and absorption spectra. The interplay between shell thickness, donor-acceptor distance, and particle brightness is systematically analyzed to optimize our biosensor design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10078, Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XII, 100780L (22 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2261716
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Margaret Chern, Boston Univ. (United States)
Thuy Nguyen, Boston Univ. (United States)
Allison Dennis, Boston Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10078:
Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XII
Marek Osiński; Wolfgang J. Parak; Xing-Jie Liang, Editor(s)

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