Optical molecular sensing with semiconductor quantum dots (QDs).

@article{Freeman2012OpticalMS,
  title={Optical molecular sensing with semiconductor quantum dots (QDs).},
  author={Ronit Freeman and Itamar Willner},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={4067-85}
}
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) exhibit unique optical and photophysical properties. These features are implemented to develop optical molecular sensor systems. The review addresses the methods to functionalize the QDs with chemical capping layers that enable the use of the resulting hybrid structures for sensing, and discusses the photophysical mechanisms being applied in the different sensor systems. Different methods to design the chemically-modified QDs hybrid structures for sensing low… CONTINUE READING
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