Comparison of Semiconducting Polymer Dots and Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Smartphone-Based Fluorescence Assays.

@article{Gupta2019ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of Semiconducting Polymer Dots and Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Smartphone-Based Fluorescence Assays.},
  author={Rupsa Gupta and William J Peveler and Kelsi Lix and W. Russ Algar},
  journal={Analytical chemistry},
  year={2019}
}
Fluorescent nanoparticles have transformative potential for smartphone-based point-of-need diagnostics because an optimal material can reduce the technical burden to meet assay performance requirements. Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) are a now well-established example of such a material. Semiconducting polymer dots (Pdots) and conjugated-polymer nanoparticles (CPNs) are emerging materials that bring the advantages of being bright, easy to synthesize, and metal-free when compared with QDs, but… CONTINUE READING