Semiconductor quantum dots as FRET acceptors for multiplexed diagnostics and molecular ruler application.

Applications based on Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) play an important role for the determination of concentrations and distances within nanometer-scale systems in vitro and in vivo in many fields of biotechnology. Semiconductor nanocrystals (Quantum dots - QDs) possess ideal properties for their application as FRET acceptors when the donors have… CONTINUE READING