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Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells (2019)
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Liu, Z., Turyanska, L., Zamberlan, F., Pacifico, S., Bradshaw, T. D., Moro, F., …Thomas, N. R. (2019). Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells. Nanotechnology, 30(50), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ab437c

We report on the synthesis of water-soluble gold nanoclusters capped with polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based ligands and further functionalized with folic acid for specific cellular uptake. The dihydrolipoic acid-PEG-based ligands terminated with -OMe,... Read More about Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells.

Realization of Universal Quantum Gates with Spin-Qudits in Colloidal Quantum Dots (2019)
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Moro, F., Fielding, A. J., Turyanska, L., & Patanè, A. (2019). Realization of Universal Quantum Gates with Spin-Qudits in Colloidal Quantum Dots. Advanced Quantum Technologies, 1-6. doi:10.1002/qute.201900017

Hyperfine interactions in a single Mn‐ion confined in a quantum dot (QD) are exploited to create a qudit, that is, a multilevel quantum‐bit system, with well‐defined, addressable, and robust set of spin states for the realization of universal quantum... Read More about Realization of Universal Quantum Gates with Spin-Qudits in Colloidal Quantum Dots.

Room temperature uniaxial magnetic anisotropy induced by Fe-islands in the InSe semiconductor van der Waals crystal (2018)
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Moro, F., Bhuiyan, M. A., Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Puttock, R., Kazakova, O., Makarovsky, O., …Patanè, A. (2018). Room temperature uniaxial magnetic anisotropy induced by Fe-islands in the InSe semiconductor van der Waals crystal. Advanced Science, 5(7), https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201800257

The controlled manipulation of the spin and charge of electrons in a semiconductor has the potential to create new routes to digital electronics beyond Moore’s law, spintronics, and quantum detection and imaging for sensing applications. These techno... Read More about Room temperature uniaxial magnetic anisotropy induced by Fe-islands in the InSe semiconductor van der Waals crystal.

Developing Mn-doped lead sulfide quantum dots for MRI labels (2016)
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Turyanska, L., Moro, F., Patanè, A., Barr, J., Köckenberger, W., Taylor, A., …Thomas, N. R. (2016). Developing Mn-doped lead sulfide quantum dots for MRI labels. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4(42), 6797-6802. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6tb02574a

Magnetic interactions of Mn2+ions in lead sulfide (PbS) nanocrystals with protons in water are probed by NMR and MRI. A thin layer of capping molecules enables free solvent diffusion to the nanocrystal surface resulting in a decrease of proton relaxa... Read More about Developing Mn-doped lead sulfide quantum dots for MRI labels.

Surface sensing of quantum dots by electron spins (2016)
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Moro, F., Turyanska, L., Wilman, J., Williams, H. E., Fielding, A. J., & Patanè, A. (in press). Surface sensing of quantum dots by electron spins. Nano Letters, 16(10), doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02727

The nanoscale design of quantum dots (QDs) requires advanced analytical techniques. However, those that are commonly used do not have sufficient sensitivity or spatial resolution. Here, we use magnetic resonance techniques combined with paramagnetic... Read More about Surface sensing of quantum dots by electron spins.

Electron spin coherence near room temperature in magnetic quantum dots (2015)
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Moro, F., Turyanska, L., Wilman, J., Fielding, A. J., Fay, M. W., Granwehr, J., & Patanè, A. (2015). Electron spin coherence near room temperature in magnetic quantum dots. Scientific Reports, 5, https://doi.org/10.1038/srep10855

We report on an example of confined magnetic ions with long spin coherence near room temperature. This was achieved by confining single Mn 2+ spins in colloidal semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and by dispersing the QDs in a proton-spin free matrix.... Read More about Electron spin coherence near room temperature in magnetic quantum dots.

Spin manipulation and spin-lattice interaction in magnetic colloidal quantum dots (2014)
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Moro, F., Turyanska, L., Granwehr, J., & Patanè, A. (2014). Spin manipulation and spin-lattice interaction in magnetic colloidal quantum dots. Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, 90(20), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.90.205428

We report on the spin-lattice interaction and coherent manipulation of electron spins in Mn-doped colloidal PbS quantum dots (QDs) by electron spin resonance. We show that the phase memory time,TM, is limited by Mn–Mn dipolar interactions, hyperfine... Read More about Spin manipulation and spin-lattice interaction in magnetic colloidal quantum dots.

Tuneable paramagnetic susceptibility and exciton g-factor in Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals (2014)
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Turyanska, L., Hill, R. J. A., Makarovsky, O., Moro, F., Knott, A. N., Larkin, O. J., …Curry, R. J. (2014). Tuneable paramagnetic susceptibility and exciton g-factor in Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals. Nanoscale, 6(15), 8919-8925. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4nr02336f

We report on PbS colloidal nanocrystals that combine within one structure solubility in physiological solvents with near-infrared photoluminescence, and magnetic and optical properties tuneable by the controlled incorporation of magnetic impurities (... Read More about Tuneable paramagnetic susceptibility and exciton g-factor in Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals.

Paramagnetic, near-infrared fluorescent Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals (2013)
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Turyanska, L., Moro, F., Knott, A. N., Fay, M. W., Bradshaw, T. D., & Patanè, A. (2013). Paramagnetic, near-infrared fluorescent Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals. Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, 30(11), doi:10.1002/ppsc.201300184

Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals in aqueous solution are paramagnetic and optically active in the technologically important biological window between 1.2 and 0.8 μm. Cytoxicity studies show that exposure of human cell lines to the nanoparticles at... Read More about Paramagnetic, near-infrared fluorescent Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals.


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