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Quantum dots are inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals composed of a cadmium selenide (CdSe) core surrounded by a zinc sulphide (ZnS) shell that exhibit fluorescent properties due to confined excition emission. A passivation layer and hydrophilic coating must be applied to quantum dots for biological applications and they must also be conjugated to streptavidin or antibodies for targeting. The fluorescence emission profile of quantum dots is remarkably symmetrical and generally exhibits a large quantum yield, while their broad absorption profile enables them to be excited over a large wavelength range.

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