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Fluorescent nanodiamonds for biological applications
International Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (28 August - 1 September 2011 : Sydney)
Proceedings of the International Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Pacific Rim IQEC/CLEO 2011) incorporating ACOLS and ACOFT, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 28 August - 01 September 2011, p.1708-1710
Biomedical imaging often involves the use of fluorophores, bright optical labels which enable observation of objects which are otherwise invisible. Conventional fluorophores include fluorescein, rhodamine, fluorescent proteins and quantum dots; however, often these are limited by cytotoxicity, pH sensitivities, brightness or photo bleaching/blinking . Colour centres in nanodiamonds have many properties which make them attractive for biological applications including their chemical and physical stability, biocompatibility, easy surface modification and their optical and magnetic spin properties.