Carbon dots - Emerging light emitters for bioimaging, cancer therapy and optoelectronics

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Katerina Hola
  • Yu Zhang
  • Yu Wang
  • Emmanuel P. Giannelis
  • Radek Zboril

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-603
Journal / PublicationNano Today
Volume9
Issue number5
Online published26 Sep 2014
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Abstract

Carbon dots represent an emerging class of fluorescent materials and provide a broad application potential in various fields of biomedicine and optoelectronics. In this review, we introduce various synthetic strategies and basic photoluminescence properties of carbon dots, and then address their advanced in vitro and in vivo bioapplications including cell imaging, photoacoustic imaging, photodynamic therapy and targeted drug delivery. We further consider the applicability of carbon dots as components of light emitting diodes, which include carbon dot based electroluminescence, optical down-conversion, and hybrid plasmonic devices. The review concludes with an outlook towards future developments of these emerging light-emitting materials.

Research Area(s)

  • Bioimaging, Carbon dots, Graphene dots, Light-emitting diodes, Photoluminescence

Citation Format(s)

Carbon dots - Emerging light emitters for bioimaging, cancer therapy and optoelectronics. / Hola, Katerina; Zhang, Yu; Wang, Yu; Giannelis, Emmanuel P.; Zboril, Radek; Rogach, Andrey L.

In: Nano Today, Vol. 9, No. 5, 10.2014, p. 590-603.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal