Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Making quantum dots less toxic broadens users' options

August 2nd, 2005

Making quantum dots less toxic broadens users' options

Abstract:
Candace Stuart: Today quantum dots shine in the life sciences, where researchers tack them onto molecules in cells and use their fluorescing properties to track their movement. The tags allow scientists to spy on cellular processes and better understand the inner workings of biological systems.

But quantum dot manufacturers have their sights on much larger and more lucrative markets: solar cells, electronics and even diagnostics. Manufacturers have recognized that in order to achieve their goals, though, they'll need a much different quantum dot than those used in research.

Source:
smalltimes

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related Links

Evident Technologies

Quantum Dot Corp.

Related News Press

Nanomedicine

Remote control of transport through nanopores: New study outlines key factors affecting the transfer of molecules through biological channels May 24th, 2018

New blood test rapidly detects signs of pancreatic cancer May 17th, 2018

Elastic microspheres expand understanding of embryonic development and cancer cells May 15th, 2018

Nanomedicine -- Targeting cancer cells with sugars May 14th, 2018

Energy

Remote control of transport through nanopores: New study outlines key factors affecting the transfer of molecules through biological channels May 24th, 2018

Team achieves two-electron chemical reactions using light energy, gold May 15th, 2018

Hematene joins parade of new 2D materials: Rice University-led team extracts 3-atom-thick sheets from common iron oxide May 8th, 2018

A designer's toolkit for constructing complex nanoparticles May 5th, 2018

Home

Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel April 27th, 2018

This Wired Wallpaper Could Turn Your Whole House Into A Fire Alarm April 2nd, 2018

A new product to help combat mouldy walls, thanks to technology developed at the ICN2 December 14th, 2017

Rice lab expands palette for color-changing glass: Nanophotonics team creates low-voltage, multicolor, electrochromic glass March 8th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project