1st Edition

Magnetic Quantum Dots for Bioimaging

    303 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Bioimaging is a sophisticated, non-invasive, and non-destructive technique for the direct visualization of biological processes. Highly luminescent quantum dots combined with magnetic nanoparticles or ions form an exciting class of new materials for bioimaging. These materials can be prepared in cost-effective ways and show unique optical behaviors. Magnetic Quantum Dots for Bioimaging explores leading research in the fabrication, characterization, properties, and application of magnetic quantum dots in bioimaging.

    • Covers synthesis, properties, and bioimaging techniques
    • Discusses modern manufacturing technologies and purification of magnetic quantum dots
    • Explores thoroughly the properties and extent of magnetization to various imaging techniques
    • Describes the biocompatibility, suitability, and toxic effects of magnetic quantum dots
    • Reviews recent innovations, applications, opportunities, and future directions in magnetic quantum dots and their surface-decorated nanomaterials

    This comprehensive reference offers a road map of the use of these innovative materials for researchers, academics, technologists, and advanced students working in materials engineering and sensor technology.

    1. Introduction to Magnetic Quantum Dots

    Bina Gidwani, Varsha Sahu, Veenu Joshi, Shiv Shankar Shukla, Ravindra Kumar Pandey, Akhlesh K Jain, and Amber Vyas

    2. Synthesis Approaches of Magnetic Quantum Dots

    Nurhan Onar Çamlıbel

    3. Optical Properties of Magnetic Quantum Dots

    Varsha Lisa John and Vinod T. P.

    4. Characterization Techniques of Magnetic Quantum Dots

    Dipti Rawat and Ragini Raj Singh

    5. History and Techniques of Bioimaging

    Astha Verma and Sanjay Kumar Gupta

    6. Fluorescent Magnetic Quantum Dots in Bioimaging

    Dipti Rawat and Ragini Raj Singh

    7. Magnetic Quantum Dots for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Biomedical Applications

    Pranita Rananaware and Varsha Brahmkhatri

    8. A Siege Cancer Phototherapies by Magnetic Quantum Dots: An Overview, Challenges, and Recent Advancements

    Vimal Patel, Vivek Mewada, Jigar Shah, and Hiral Shah

    9. Magnetic Quantum Dots for In-Vitro Imaging

    Preeti Kush, Ranjit Singh, and Parveen Kumar

    10. Magnetic Quantum Dots for In-Vivo Imaging

    Venu Yakati, Swathi Vangala, VJ Reddy, Bina Gidwani, Amber Vyas, Vishal Jain, Veenu Joshi, Kapil Agrawal, and Gopikrishna Moku

    11. Carbon Quantum Dots-Based Magnetic Nanoparticles for Bioimaging

    Sharuk L. Khan, Falak A. Siddiqui, Md. Rageeb Md. Usman, Prashant Subhash Palghadmal, Nilesh S. Patil, Poonam Talwan, Rokeya Sultana, and Fahadul Islam

    12. Cytotoxicity of the Magnetic Quantum Dots

    Sharuk L. Khan, Navin Chandra Pant, Mohd Vaseem Fateh, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mayank Yadav, Himani Bajaj, Neha Chauhan, and Disha Dutta

    13. Challenges and Future Prospects of Magnetic Quantum Dots

    Sayan Ganguly


    Amin Reza Rajabzadeh is Assistant Professor and former Chair of the Biotechnology Program at the School of Engineering Practice and Technology, McMaster University, Canada. Dr. Rajabzadeh specializes in the field of biochemical engineering with a focus on biosensors, bioseparation and purification, bioprocess monitoring and control, bioreactor design, and environmental engineering. Dr. Rajabzadeh is a Professional Engineer of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Engineering Education Association and the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Rajabzadeh was a MacPherson Leadership in Teaching and Learning (LTL) Fellow from 2017 to 2019.

    Seshasai Srinivasan is Chair of the Software Engineering Technology program at McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering. Prior to this, he held a Research Scientist and a part-time instructor position in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of Ryerson University, a postdoctoral position at the Laboratory of Food Process Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich) in Switzerland and a Research Associate position in the Engine Research Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He maintains a vibrant interdisciplinary research program in the areas of biosensors, quantum dots, Li-ion batteries, food rheology, and thermodiffusive flows.

    Poushali Das is a senior postdoctoral research fellow at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She completed her Ph.D. degree in 2019 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Her research interests include multifunctional luminescent quantum dots and applications in sensors, antioxidant properties and the biomedical field, polymer/quantum dot nanocomposites, and MXene/polymer nanocomposites sonochemical synthesis of graphene-based nanocomposites.

    Sayan Ganguly is a senior postdoctoral researcher at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. His primary research interests include superabsorbent hydrogels, composite hydrogels, polymer-graphene nanocomposites, MXene-polymer systems, polymer composites for EMI shielding, and conducting polymer composites.