Encapsulation of Luminescent Quantum Nanodots in Polystyrene Nanocapsules by Microemulsion Polymerization
This paper reported on the one-step synthesis of polystyrene-quantum dots (PS@QD)nanoparticles using microemulsion polymerization method. The synthesized QD and PS@QD nanoparticles were characterized by UV, fluorescence spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and fluorescence microscopy. The PS@QD is highly luminescent, which have the potential to be used as fluorescent probes in biological staining and diagnostics.
M. Gupta and Christina Y.H. Lim
X. Yang et al., "Encapsulation of Luminescent Quantum Nanodots in Polystyrene Nanocapsules by Microemulsion Polymerization", Journal of Metastable and Nanocrystalline Materials, Vol. 23, pp. 19-22, 2005