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Ultra-small fluorescent inorganic nanoparticles for bioimaging

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Abstract

The novel optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of ultra-small inorganic nanoparticles make them very attractive in diverse applications in the fields of health, clean and renewable energy, and environmental sustainability. This article comprehensively summarizes state-of-the-art fluorescence imaging using ultra-small nanoparticles as probes, including quantum dots, metal nanoclusters, carbon nanomaterials, up-conversion, and silicon nanomaterials.

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Submitted
11 Dec 2013
Accepted
29 Jan 2014
First published
29 Jan 2014

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014,2, 2793-2818
Article type
Feature Article
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Ultra-small fluorescent inorganic nanoparticles for bioimaging

Z. Li, Q. Sun, Y. Zhu, B. Tan, Z. P. Xu and S. X. Dou, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014, 2, 2793
DOI: 10.1039/C3TB21760D

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