Recent advances in carbon nanodots: synthesis, properties and biomedical applications

A mini review is presented concerning the most recent research progress of carbon nanodots, which have emerged as one of the most attractive photoluminescent materials

Peng Miao; Kun Han; Yuguo Tang; Bidou Wang; Tao Lin; Wenbo Cheng

2014

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  • A mini review is presented concerning the most recent research progress of carbon nanodots, which have emerged as one of the most attractive photoluminescent materials
  • Different synthetic methodologies to achieve advanced functions and better photoluminescence performances are summarized, which are mainly divided into two classes: top-down and bottom-up
  • The biomedical applications in biosensing, bioimaging and drug delivery are reviewed

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