1 March 2010 Gold nanorods for fluorescence lifetime imaging in biology
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 15(2), 020504 (2010). doi:10.1117/1.3366646
Abstract
Two-photon luminescence (TPL) from gold nanorods shows considerable potential in biological imaging. We study the imaging of gold nanorods in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells using fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM). FLIM provides images with better contrast and sensitivity than intensity imaging. The characteristic fluorescence lifetime of gold nanorods is found to be less than 100 ps, which can be used to distinguish gold nanorods from other fluorescent labels and endogenous fluorophores in lifetime imaging.
Yinan Zhang, Jun Yu, David J. S. Birch, Yu Chen, "Gold nanorods for fluorescence lifetime imaging in biology," Journal of Biomedical Optics 15(2), 020504 (1 March 2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3366646
Submission: Received ; Accepted
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KEYWORDS
Nanorods

Gold

Luminescence

Fluorescence lifetime imaging

Picosecond phenomena

Confocal microscopy

Microscopy

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