23 February 2018 Synthesis and characterization of colloidal ZnTe nanocrystals and ZnTe/ZnSe quantum dots
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Quantum dots (QDs) emitting in the visible are of interest for many biomedical applications, including bioimaging, biosensing, drug targeting, and photodynamic therapy. However, a significant limitation is that QDs typically contain cadmium, which makes prospects for their FDA approval very unlikely. Previous work has focused on InP and ZnO as alternative semiconductor materials for QDs. However, these nanoparticles have also been shown to be cytotoxic. High-efficiency luminescent ZnTe-based QDs could be a reasonable alternative to Cd-containing QDs. In this paper, we present preliminary results of our recent studies of ZnTe-based QDs, including their synthesis, structural characterization, and optical properties.
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Gavin P. Gonzales, Gema Alas, Arjun Senthil, Nathan J. Withers, Christina Minetos, Alejandro Sandoval, Sergei A. Ivanov, Gennady A. Smolyakov, Dale L. Huber, Marek Osiński, "Synthesis and characterization of colloidal ZnTe nanocrystals and ZnTe/ZnSe quantum dots", Proc. SPIE 10507, Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XIII, 1050703 (23 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2299330; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2299330
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