The synthesis of silicon and germanium quantum dots for biomedical applications

Jamie H. Warner, Akiyoshi Hoshino, Amane Shiohara, Kenji Yamamoto, Richard D. Tilley

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Silicon quantum dots have been synthesized in micelles. Particle sizes have been ascertained by transmission electron microscopy and UV-Vis absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The surface of the silicon and germanium particles produced have been modified to produce hydrophobic and hydrophilic particles by reaction with either with 1-heptene or ally lamine respectively. For biological applications control of the surface character of the nanocrystals is essential. FTIR spectra show the surface modification of the particles by 1-heptene or allylamine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventColloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications 2006 - San Jose, United States of America
Duration: 22 Jan 200624 Jan 2006


ConferenceColloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Jose


  • Germanium nanoparticles
  • Nanocrystals
  • Quantum dots
  • Silicon

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