Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) are tiny light-emitting particles that have emerged as a new class of fluorescent labels for biology and medicine. Compared with traditional fluorescent probes, QDs have unique optical and electronic properties such as size-tuneable light emission, narrow and symmetric emission spectra, and broad absorption spectra that enable the simultaneous excitation of multiple fluorescence colours.
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Feature| June 01 2010
The bright future: Imaging dynamic cellular events with quantum dots
Andrew M. Smith ;
Mary M. Wen ;
Biochem (Lond) (2010) 32 (3): 12–17.
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Andrew M. Smith, Mary M. Wen, Shuming Nie; The bright future: Imaging dynamic cellular events with quantum dots. Biochem (Lond) 1 June 2010; 32 (3): 12–17. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO03203012
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