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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 917-922
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.917.922
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Quantum Dots: A Novel Tool to Discovery

Tan Jun, Wang Bochu and Zhu Liancai

Quantum dots, namely semiconductor nanocrystals, have caught great interests of scientists in physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, in particular drug discovery in recent years. In this paper, we mainly review the characteristics of quantum dots, its significance and potential applications to drug discovery. In addition, biocompatibility, bioconjugation and biotoxicity of quantum dots are analyzed and discussed.
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Tan Jun, Wang Bochu and Zhu Liancai , 2006. Quantum Dots: A Novel Tool to Discovery. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 917-922.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.917.922






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