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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1662–1669

Photoacoustic emission from fluorescent nanodiamonds enhanced with gold nanoparticles

Bailin Zhang, Chia-Yi Fang, Cheng-Chun Chang, Ralph Peterson, Saher Maswadi, Randolph D. Glickman, Huan-Cheng Chang, and Jing Yong Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 7, pp. 1662-1669 (2012)

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Fluorescent nanodiamonds (FNDs) have drawn much attention in recent years for biomedical imaging applications due to their desired physical properties including excellent photostability, high biocompatibility, extended far-red fluorescence emission, and ease of surface functionalization. Here we explore a new feature of FNDs, i.e. their photoacoustic emission capability, which may lead to potential applications of using FNDs as a dual imaging contrast agent for combined fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging modalities. We observed significant enhancement of photoacoustic emission from FNDs when they were conjugated with gold nanoparticles (GNPs).

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nanotechnology and Plasmonics

Original Manuscript: April 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2012
Published: June 20, 2012

Bailin Zhang, Chia-Yi Fang, Cheng-Chun Chang, Ralph Peterson, Saher Maswadi, Randolph D. Glickman, Huan-Cheng Chang, and Jing Yong Ye, "Photoacoustic emission from fluorescent nanodiamonds enhanced with gold nanoparticles," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 1662-1669 (2012)

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