Particle size and composition can control quantum confinement. These QDs may be useful for molecular imaging in living systems, because of their near-IR and far-red fluorescence, where deep-tissue imaging is necessary, away from blood and water light-absorption QDs also provide absorption coefficients an order-of-magnitude larger than typical organic dyes. The ultra-sensitive Spex FluoroMax spectrofluorometer is useful in a wide array of research related to nanostructures and materials science for the future.
Data and images from Robert Bailey at Oxford University, and Shuming Nie at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology are gratefully acknowledged.
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