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Quantum dots synthesized on DNA for infrared biological imaging
Author(s): Larissa Levina; Vlad Sukhovatkin; Sean Hinds; Edward H. Sargent
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Paper Abstract

We present the growth of efficient infrared light-emitting quantum dots directly on DNA. The nanoparticles emit in the second biological window 1050-1200 nm with photoluminescence quantum efficiencies of 11% in aqueous solution. The infrared fluorophores are stable for over a week in blood plasma at 37°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6096, Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications, 60960A (27 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.663314
Show Author Affiliations
Larissa Levina, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Vlad Sukhovatkin, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Sean Hinds, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Edward H. Sargent, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

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

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