Quantum Dots: Applications, Synthesis and Characterization


Orion Ciftja (Editor)
Department of Physics, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: SCI050000

Nanoscience and nanotechnology is continuously moving forward enabling the precise, controlled fabrication of structures and devices at atomic and molecular scales. Quantum dots are typically semiconductor nanocrystals that have gained tremendous attention due to their unique electronic, magnetic, chemical and optical properties. They have proven very useful in applications in many fields across the physical, engineering, chemical, biological and medical sciences. In this book, tha authors give an overview of the progress and major research developments in the field of quantum dots over the past two decades. They specifically focus on discussing the cutting-edge applications in the fields of information technology, electronics, biotechnology, energy, medicine, cellular imaging and diagnostic bio-sensing.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Properties of Confined Small Systems of Electrons in a Parabolic Quantum Dot
(Orion Ciftja, Department of Physics, Prairie View A&M University, Texas, USA)

Chapter 2. Cavity-Embedded Quantum Dot System and its Application in Faraday Rotation
(Hua Wei, Department of Physics, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China and Ranran Fang, College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, China)

Chapter 3. Thermosensitive Luminescent Gold Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Optical Characterization and Applications
(Jana Bomm, Sebastian Döring, Stefan Stufler and Joachim Stumpe,
Department of Chemistry, University of Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht- Potsdam-Golm, Germany and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Potsdam-Golm, Germany)

Chapter 4. IR Spectroscopy of the Lattice Vibrations of ZnTe-CdTe Quantum-Dot Superlattices on a GaAs Substrate with the ZnTe and CdTe buffer layers
(S. P. Kozyrev, Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 5. Prospects of Engineering Quantum Dots Applications in Ultrasensitive Assays
(Suresh Kumar Kailasa, Hui-Fen Wu, and Vaibhavkumar N. Mehta,
Department of Applied Chemistry, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, India and others)

Chapter 6. CdTe Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Photostability, Toxicity and Biological Applications
(Hui Peng, Chunhua Luo, and Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, Key Laboratory of Polarized Materials and Devices, Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China and others)

Chapter 7. Interaction of Quantum Dots with Cells
(T. N. Belyaeva, E. S. Kornilova, S. A. Krolenko, E. A. Leontieva, T. P. Mozhenok and A. V. Salova, Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 8. Quantum “don’ts”: Nanotechnology and Molecular Cytogenetics are not Easy Bedfellows
(Dimitris Ioannou and Darren Griffin, School of Biosciences, University of Kent, UK)

Chapter 9. Quantum Dots for Bioimaging, Cellular Labeling and Diagnostics
(David R. Hansberry, Rosemary Bastian, Peter M. Clark and Nitin Agarwal, Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Philadelphia, PA, USA; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey School of Medicine, Newark, NJ,USA)

Chapter 10. Quantum Dots: Biological and Biomedical Applications
Jana Chomoucka, Jana Drbohlavova, Jaromir Hubalek, Marketa Ryvolova, Pavlina Sobrova, Libor Janu, Vojtech Adam, and Rene Kizek, Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic- European Union and others)

Chapter 11. Localized Surface Plasmons Effect in the Fluorescence of Quantum Dots
(Joaquim C.G. Esteves da Silva, Centro de Investigação em Química (CIQ), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Universidade do Porto, Portugal)


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