Luminescent silicon nanoparticles prepared by ultra short pulsed laser ablation in liquid for imaging applications
Authors: Intartaglia R., Bagga K., Scotto M., Diaspro A., Brandi F.
Autors Affiliation: Department of Nanophysics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, via Morego, 30, 16163 Genova, Italy
Abstract: Heavy-metal-free semiconductor material like Silicon Nanoparticle (Si-NPs) is attracting scientists because of their diverse applications in biomedical field. In this work, pulsed laser ablation of silicon in aqueous solution is employed to generate Si-NPs in one step avoiding use of chemical precursors. Characterization by absorption, electron and photoluminescence analysis proves the generation of luminescent Si-NPs. The productivity rate of Si-NPs is investigated by Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry. Furthermore, Si-NPs quantum yield and confocal microscopy studies corroborate the potential use of these biocompatible Si-NPs for imaging applications.
Journal/Review: OPTICAL MATERIALS EXPRESS
Volume: 2 (5) Pages from: 510 to: 518
KeyWords: SI NANOPARTICLES; QUANTUM DOTS; NANOCRYSTALS; PHOTOSENSITIZERS; OXYGEN; WATER; OXIDEDOI: 10.1364/OME.2.000510Citations: 53data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-09-15References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here