Quantum dots versus organic dyes as fluorescent labels

  title={Quantum dots versus organic dyes as fluorescent labels},
  author={U. Resch-Genger and M. Grabolle and Sara Cavaliere-Jaricot and R. Nitschke and T. Nann},
  journal={Nature Methods},
  • U. Resch-Genger, M. Grabolle, +2 authors T. Nann
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Methods
  • Suitable labels are at the core of luminescence and fluorescence imaging and sensing. One of the most exciting, yet also controversial, advances in label technology is the emerging development of quantum dots (QDs)—inorganic nanocrystals with unique optical and chemical properties but complicated surface chemistry—as in vitro and in vivo fluorophores. Here we compare and evaluate the differences in physicochemical properties of common fluorescent labels, focusing on traditional organic dyes and… CONTINUE READING
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