Quantum Dot Sensors: Technology and Commercial Applications

John Callan, Françisco M. Raymo

January 24, 2013 by Pan Stanford
Reference - 230 Pages - 18 Color & 70 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814316002 - CAT# N10571


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  • Unlike any other text in the field, this book focuses on the use of QDs as the signaling component in optical sensing systems and discusses in detail the different operating principles used to generate quantum dot-based sensors
  • Written from a chemist’s perspective, this book is not overloaded with mathematical equations often associated with the physics of quantum dots but instead offers a reader-friendly approach to make the text understandable to the undergraduate student and the experienced researcher alike
  • Supplemented with excellent diagrams and references to accompany each section


Consisting of six chapters, written by experts in their field, this book charts the progress made in the use of quantum dots as the signaling component in optical sensors since their discovery in the early 1980s. In particular, it focuses on CdS-, CdSe-, and CdTe-type QDs due to their emission in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The book begins by detailing the range of methods currently used for the preparation and passivation of core/core–shell quantum dots and follows with a discussion on their electrochemical properties and potential toxicity. The book culminates by focusing on how electron and energy transfer mechanisms can be utilized to generate a range of quantum dot-based probes. This is the first text of its kind dedicated to quantum dot-based sensors and will appeal to those readers who have an interest in working with these versatile nanoparticles.