10. Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Near-Infrared Fluorescent Sensors for Biological Systems

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen2,3
  1. Jingqing Zhang and
  2. Michael S. Strano

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch10

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Zhang, J. and Strano, M. S. (2011) Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Near-Infrared Fluorescent Sensors for Biological Systems, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and Bio-X Program, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

  2. 3

    Laboratory for Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) - near-infrared fluorescent sensors for biological systems;
  • cellular imaging sensors, and fluorescence-based SWNT sensor - for real-time, long-term cellular and tissue-based monitoring;
  • single-molecule sensors, sensitive to perturbation - of their electronic structure, sensitivity reaching down to the single-molecule level


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Favorable Properties for Sensor Applications

  • Tissue Implantable Sensors

  • DNA Sensors

  • Sensors for Cellular Imaging

  • Single-Molecule Sensors

  • Acknowledgments

  • References