Binding Quantum Dots to Silk Biomaterials for Optical Sensing.

Kaplan, David, 1953-

Lu, Disi.

Zheng, Zhaozhu.

Guo, Shaozhe.

Wang, Cheng.

Wang, Xiaoqin.


  • Quantum dots (QDs), have great potential for fabricating optical sensing devices and imaging biomaterial degradation in vivo. In the present study, 2-mercaptoethylamine- (MEA-) and mercaptopropionic acid- (MPA-) capped CdTe-QDs were physically incorporated in silk films that contained a high content (>30%) of crystalline beta-sheet structure. The beta-sheets were induced by the addition of glycerol, ... read more
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  • Disi Lu, Zhaozhu Zheng, Shaozhe Guo, Cheng Wang, David L. Kaplan, and Xiaoqin Wang, "Binding Quantum Dots to Silk Biomaterials for Optical Sensing," Journal of Sensors, vol. 2015, Article ID 819373, 10 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/819373
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