The bright future: Imaging dynamic cellular events with quantum dots

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Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) are tiny light-emitting particles that have emerged as a new class of fluorescent labels for biology and medicine. Compared with traditional fluorescent probes, QDs have unique optical and electronic properties such as size-tuneable light emission, narrow and symmetric emission spectra, and broad absorption spectra that enable the simultaneous excitation of multiple fluorescence colours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellular dynamics
  • Fluorescent probe
  • Molecular imaging
  • Quantum dots
  • Tagging strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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