Towards High Luminescent Plasmonic Non-blinking Quantum dots: Synthesis, Characterization and Simulation
Xiaoqi Lang, graduate student
Kevin Welsher, advisor
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: French Family Science Center 3232
Avery, Meg

Abstract:  Non-blinking giant quantum dots (QDs) with robust silica coating are ideal light emitters in real-time 3D single particle tracking. Here we aim to couple the stable luminescence of giant QDs (d=16.2nm) to plasmonics to generate hybrid gQD@SiO2@Au probes (around 100nm) with highly localized electric field. This should enable us to visualize both physical structures and molecular features of endosomes by combining target locking 3D real time tracking method with Stimulated Raman Microscopy. The early stage progress includes synthesizing desired structures which are in good agreement with our simulation and optical characterization.