Danni Chen

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In traditional Chinese medicine, raw and processed herbs are used to treat different diseases. Suitable quality assessment methods are crucial for the discrimination between raw and processed herbs. The dried fruit of Arctium lappa L. and their processed products are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine, yet their therapeutic effects are different.(More)
We present a novel sampling imaging technique capable of performing simultaneous two-dimensional measurements of the temporal and spectral characteristics of light-emission processes by use of a specially designed streak camera. A proof-of-principle experiment was performed with a homemade multifocal multiphoton fluorescence microscope. The system was(More)
We present an algorithm to determine the location of a fluorescent molecule with nanometer-scale accuracy. A Fourier domain localization scheme based on zero-padded fast Fourier transform and phase gradient operators is used to obtain a powerful mathematical model for localizing the molecule without numerical fitting. Compared with conventional algorithms,(More)
Semiconducting polymer dots (Pdots) represent a new class of fluorescent nanoparticles for biological applications. In this study, we investigated their size-dependent fluorescence and cellular labeling properties. We demonstrate that the polymer conformation in solution phase largely affects the polymer folding and packing during the nanoparticle(More)
Two types of small photoblinking Pdots with high brightness, strong photostability, and favorable biocompatibility, are designed. Super-resolution optical fluctuation imaging is achieved using these Pdots. Imaging of subcellular structures demonstrates that these small photoblinking Pdots are outstanding probes for fast, long-term super-resolution(More)
Brightness and photostability are key parameters for fluorescent probes in optical imaging. This Letter describes Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) as a useful strategy to enhance the photostability of fluorescent nanoparticles. Small molecules as FRET acceptors were doped into semiconductor polymer dots (Pdots), yielding apparent suppression of(More)
This Letter proposes a method referred to as distorted grating (DG) and double-helix point spread function (DH-PSF) combination microscopy (DDCM), which is capable of multiparticle parallel localization and tracking in a transparent sample thicker than 10 μm, the thickness of cells. A special phase mask, combining the field depth extension capabilities of(More)
Despite the usefulness of quantum dots (QDs) in biomedicine and optoelectronics, their toxicity risks remain a major obstacle for clinical usages. Hence, we studied the reproductive toxicity of CdSe/ZnS QDs on two aspects, (i) in vivo ovarian functions and (ii) in vitro fertilization process. The body weight, estrous cycles, biodistribution of QDs, and(More)
We present a non-z-scanning multi-molecule tracking system with nano-resolution in all three dimensions and extended depth of field (DOF), which based on distorted grating (DG) and double-helix point spread function (DH-PSF) combination microscopy (DDCM). The critical component in DDCM is a custom designed composite phase mask (PM) combining the functions(More)
High-resolution visualization of short non-repetitive DNA in situ in the nuclear genome is essential for studying looping interactions and chromatin organization in single cells. Recent advances in fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) using Oligopaint probes have enabled super-resolution imaging of genomic domains with a resolution limit of 4.9 kb. To(More)