Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Cadmium Based Nanoparticles Emitting from 400 - 750 nm

  • Katayune Presland

Student thesis: Phd


This thesis concerns the synthesis of cadmium based nanoparticles that emitted from 400 to the near infrared (NIR) region. Once synthesised they can be possibly used as biomarkers once encapsulated in microspheres. A brief introduction to the area of nanomaterials is also provided.The focus of this thesis is split into three main categories. Firstly core/shell nanoparticles were synthesised due to their ability to emit over a large range of wavelengths. Alloyed nanoparticles were then synthesised due to their ability of being very good photoemitters. Finally core/shell/shell nanoparticles were synthesised as they had the ability of emitting in the NIR region.This thesis is split into five main chapters. The first chapter is a brief introduction to the field of nanomaterials, analysis techniques and current and possible future applications. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 contain the main research carried out with brief synthetic methods and detailed analysis and characterization. Chapter 5 contains detailed synthetic methods with experimental conditions and specific equipment used for this research.
Date of Award31 Dec 2010
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorPaul O'Brien (Supervisor)


  • Alloyed Nanoparticles
  • High Quantum Yield
  • NIR Nanoparticles
  • Cadmium
  • Nanoparticles

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