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In-vivo and intraoperative SERS in the first and second near infrared windows (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Lucas Lane

Paper Abstract

Two biologically transparent windows residing within the near-infrared (NIR) spectrum are of substantial interest for in vivo and intraoperative imaging and spectroscopic detection. NIR light penetrates biological tissues more efficiently than visible light because these tissues scatter and absorb less light at longer wavelengths. In particular, my group has developed a class of ‘broad-band’ plasmonic nanostructures that are well suited for strong SERS signals across a broad range of wavelengths allowing a direct comparison of detection sensitivity and tissue penetration between the two NIR windows. Moreover, SERS nanoparticles are generally nontoxic and are much brighter than near-infrared fluorescing probes, raising new possibilities for ultrasensitive detection of microscopic metastases and image-guided tumor resection.

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Date Published: 9 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11236, Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy 2020: Advances in Research and Industry, 112360B (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2545418
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Lucas Lane, Nanjing Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11236:
Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy 2020: Advances in Research and Industry
Wolfgang Petrich; Zhiwei Huang, Editor(s)

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