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A water-soluble semiconductor nanocrystal capable of light emission is provided. The nanocrystal including a semiconductor nanocrystal core having a selected band gap energy, a shell layer overcoating the core comprised of a semiconductor material having a band gap energy greater than that of the semiconductor nanocrystal, and an outer layer comprised of a molecule having at least one linking group for attachment of the molecule to the overcoating shell layer and at least one hydrophilic group optionally spaced apart from the linking group by a hydrophobic region sufficient to prevent electron charge transfer across the hydrophobic region.

Title
Water-soluble fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystals
Application Number
9/397428
Publication Number
6319426 (B1)
Application Date
September 17, 1999
Publication Date
November 20, 2001
Inventor
Jin Kyu Lee
Seoul
US
Frederic V Mikulec
La Jolla
CA, US
Moungi G Bawendi
Boston
MA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson PC
US
Assignee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, US
IPC
C09K 11/00
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