Encapsulated Nanoparticles Offer Promise for Biomedical Applications
- Magazine Article
The Polymerization Process Research Group of the Polymat Institute of the UPV/EHU–University of the Basque Country has efficiently encapsulated semiconductor nanocrystals or quantum dots of various sizes into polymer particles. Great stability in terms of their optical properties and good fluorescence control when combining different quantum dots have been achieved. The possible applicability of these materials as sensors of volatile organic compounds has also been explored.