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The emission of CdSe quantum dots linked to the 5'-end of a DNA sequence is efficiently quenched by hybridisation with a complementary DNA strand with a gold nanoparticle attached at the 3'-end; contact of the quantum dot and gold nanoparticle occurs.

Original publication




Journal article


Chem Commun (Camb)

Publication Date



3201 - 3203


Base Sequence, Biosensing Techniques, Cadmium Compounds, Gold, Metal Nanoparticles, Oligonucleotides, Quantum Theory, Selenium Compounds