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DNA Conjugation and DNA Directed Self-Assembly of Quantum Dots for Nanophotonic Applications

Abstract Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) or semiconductor nanocrystals are often used to describe 2 to 20 nm solution processed nanoparticles of various semiconductor materials that display quantum confinement effects. Compared to traditional fluorescent organic dyes, QDs provide many advantages. For biological applications it is necessary to develop reliable methods to functionalize QDs with hydrophilic biomolecules so that they may maintain their stability and functionality in physiological conditions. DNA, a molecule that encodes genetic information, is arguably the smartest molecule that nature has ever produced and one of the most explored bio-macromolecules. DNA directed self-assembly can potentially organize QDs that are functionalized with DNA ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Samanta, Anirban (Author) / Yan, Hao (Advisor) / Liu, Yan (Advisor) / Buttry, Daniel (Committee member) / Gould, Ian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / DNA / Plasmonic nanoparticles / Quantum Dots / Self-assembly
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 274 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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