Inorganic nanoprobes are tiny optical devices that are now being utilized to detect and analyze nanoscale biological properties. Covering both fundamental principles and biomedical applications, this groundbreaking resource offers engineers and researchers an up-to-date account of the pioneering activity pushing new boundaries in this emerging area. Written and edited by leading experts in the field, this unique book places particular emphasis nanoprobes made of luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots or QDs) and magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs). Professionals find insightful discussions on the synthesis, characterization, and analysis of the unique properties of luminescent QDs and MNPs to help them reach new levels of performance in biological sensing and imaging.
Section I: Synthesis, Characterization.; Section II: Use of QDs and AU-NPs Conjugated to Biomolecular Receptors for Sensor Design and Imaging.; Section III: Use of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Contrast Imaging and Sensing.