Category Archives: Research

New Publication: “Fluorescently Labelled Silica Coated Gold Nanoparticles as Fiducial Markers for Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy”

I am happy to report that the results of single-particle experiements on fluorescent fiducial markers by PhD candidate Jantina and bachelor student Tom have been published in the journal “Scientific Research“.

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Focus On Microscopy in Bordeaux

This week, several members of our group will attend the Focus On Microscopy Conference in Bordeaux, France. There, we will present a poster and give two talks:

In addition, may I wholeheartly recommend a talk by one of our colleagues from the Soft Condensed Matter Group:

Publication: Luminescent Markers in Silica Nanoparticles

CongrJvanHestatulations to Jacobine for her paper “Incorporation of Ln-Doped LaPO4 Nanocrystals as Luminescent Markers in Silica Nanoparticles” that was just published in Nanoscale Research Letters. In this letter, Jacobine presents her work on the synthesis of rare-earth-doped Lanthanide ion nanocrystals of 4 to 8 nm in size. She also shows that she can control the grow of a silica sphere around this core. Both on their own, as well inside the silica sphere, these cores show sharp emission lines from the dopant europium and terbium, thus providing unique optical labels for silica nanoparticles.

Her work is done within the European Union FP7 project Guidenano.