23rd December

Photoluminescent Nanoparticles

 

Huan-Tsung Chang, today’s Collection Editor, sheds light on the various possible applications of nanotechnology:

“Photoluminescent nanomaterials—including carbon dots, gold nanodots, gold nanoclusters, silver nanoclusters, and copper nanoclusters—have emerged as sensitive sensing materials. Carbon dots and protein-templated gold nanoclusters are biocompatible and stable against salt and photoirradiation, both having great potential for cell imaging. Some of the photoluminescent nanomaterials possess biological activities; for example, carbon dots for the inhibition of growth of cancer cells, and gold and silver nanoclusters for antibacterial activity.”

Thank you, Huan-Tsung!

ScienceOpen wishes you all an enlightening night before Christmas!