Quantum-Dot-Activated Luminescent Carbon Nanotubes via a Nano Scale Surface Functionalization for in vivo Imaging

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  1. Errata: Quantum-Dot-Activated Luminescent Carbon Nanotubes via a Nano Scale Surface Functionalization for in vivo Imaging Volume 20, Issue 8, Article first published online: 21 April 2008

  • The work performed at University of Cincinnati was supported by a grant from the Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, University of Cincinnati. The TEM analyses were conducted at the Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory at the University of Michigan and supported by an NSF NIRT grant (EAR-0403732).

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The coupling of quantum dots on carbon nanotubes was materialized based on a novel plasma surface polymerization. The quantum dot activated carbon nanotubes exhibited intense visible light emissions in both fluorescent spectroscopy and in vivo imaging. This novel nano scale design can be used as an effective biomarker for applications in the cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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