Using the NanoDrop 3300 Fluorospectrometer For Nanoparticle/Quantum Dot Applications
24 September 2015
This application note discusses how the Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 3300 Fluorospectrometer, is increasingly being used for a wide variety of such nanoparticle fluorescence applications, because of its simplicity, versatility and microvolume capability. Nanoparticle research is a broad area of growing scientific interest because of its potential relevance to biomedical and other diverse fields. Potential applications in medicine have led to advances in coating the core’s outer layers with polymers or bio-functional groups. Quantum dots (QD), visible-IR emitting nanoparticles, are used as fluorescent probes and have significant potential for molecular detection, bioimaging and diagnostics in biomedicine. Often, researchers working in nanoparticle studies need to make fluorescence measurements; many different methods are employed for this purpose.