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Biosynthesis of luminescent quantum dots in an earthworm (2012)
Journal Article
Stürzenbaum, S. R., Höckner, M., Panneerselvam, A., Levitt, J., Bouillard, J. S., Taniguchi, S., …Green, M. (2012). Biosynthesis of luminescent quantum dots in an earthworm. Nature nanotechnology, 8(1), (57-60). doi:10.1038/nnano.2012.232. ISSN 1748-3387

The synthesis of designer solid-state materials by living organisms is an emerging field in bio-nanotechnology. Key examples include the use of engineered viruses as templates for cobalt oxide (Co3O4) particles1, superparamagnetic cobalt–platinum all... Read More