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Dr. Silvia Orlanducci

Chemical Sciences and Technologies Dept., Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 03:00:00 PM  

Conference room Querzoli - LENS - via Nello Carrara 1 - Sesto Fiorentino (Florence)

Published on-line at 10:37:10 AM on Monday, July 1st, 2013

The bright future of nanodiamond

Fluorescent nanodiamonds: preparation techniques and applications.

Diamond nanostructures with embedded color centers have attracted an ever-increasing attention for applications in quantum science and technology. Moreover, these systems are emerging as a new type of nanomaterial that holds great promise for biochem sensing and nanomedicine. They indeed exhibit several remarkable features, including bright photoluminescence in the extended red region, no photobleaching and photoblinking, easiness of surface functionalization for specific or nonspecific binding with nucleic acids and proteins, and biocompatibility.

Nanodiamond (lengthscales from 1 to 100 nanometer) includes pure-phase diamond films, diamond nanoparticles, 1D diamond nanorods and nanocone and 2D diamond nanoplatelets. In this talk, recent advancement in the preparation of fluorescent nanodiamond will be presented together with some of their more promising applications.

For further informations, please contact Dr. Mario Agio or Dr. Mario Santoro.