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Silicon nanoparticles: applications in cell biology and medicine

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Norah O'Farrell, Professor Andrew Houlton, Dr Ben Horrocks

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In this review, we describe the synthesis, physical properties, surface functionalization, and biological applications of silicon nanoparticles (also known as quantum dots). We compare them against current technologies, such as fluorescent organic dyes and heavy metal chalcogenide-based quantum dots. In particular, we examine the many different methods that can be used to both create and modify these nanoparticles and the advantages they may have over current technologies that have stimulated research into designing silicon nanoparticles for in vitro and in vivo applications.


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Author(s): O'Farrell N, Houlton A, Horrocks BR

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Nanomedicine

Year: 2006

Volume: 1

Issue: 4

Pages: 451-472

Print publication date: 01/01/2006

ISSN (print): 1176-9114

ISSN (electronic): 1178-2013

Publisher: DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD

URL: https://www.dovepress.com/silicon-nanoparticles-applications-in-cell-biology-and-medicine-peer-reviewed-article-IJN

DOI: 10.2147/nano.2006.1.4.451


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