(Invited) Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Spectroscopy in Complex Environments

Wednesday, 27 May 2015: 08:20
Lake Huron (Hilton Chicago)
D. A. Heller (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
The real-time and spatially-resolved detection and identification of analytes present important goals for next-generation nanoscale sensors. Low-dimensional nanomaterials are improving the detection of molecular binding phenomena.  The resulting optical technologies may allow for the quantification of disease biomarkers and other bioanalytes.  The photoluminescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes may facilitate quantification of analytes within complex environments.   To build optical probes using these materials, we are developing new spectroscopic techniques to detect nanotube emission in biological samples and new polymers to control their optical properties.