Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Nanodiamond with lattice defects as emerging material for biomedicine

Authors
Weil, Tanja
Departments
Synthese von Makromolekülen
Summary
The synthesis of very small diamond particles, so-called nanodiamonds, with precisely localized lattice defects and controlled morphologies, remains of great challenge in synthetic chemistry and materials design. However, mastering these challenges represents an exciting and prospective endeavor. Functionalized nanodiamonds offer great potential as unique quantum sensors and they promise mastering the far-reaching goal of structure and dynamic analysis of single biomolecules in their cellular environments and serve as efficient transport and improved contrast agents for in vivo drug delivery.

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