Nanodiamond sensors for microbiology and cell biology

Yori Ong

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    Nanodiamonds are nanoparticles (10 000 to 100 000 times smaller than a millimeter) milled from diamond and have various potential applications in microbiology and cell biology. Especially nanodiamonds that contain a specific fluorescent defect called 'NV center' are of great interest. They can be used to make very small magnetic signals visible with an optical microscope. This property can be used to detect magnetic molecules in cells, which are hard to detect otherwise and play an important role in processes like ageing, stress and signaling between cells. In my Phd research, I investigated the performance of these nanodiamond sensors in relation to their shape and size and how they interact with living bacteria.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    • Schirhagl, Romana, Supervisor
    • Mignon, Charles, Co-supervisor
    • Misra, Sarthak, Assessment committee
    • Budker, D., Assessment committee, External person
    • Cordes, T.C., Assessment committee, External person
    Award date6-May-2020
    Place of Publication[Groningen]
    Print ISBNs978-94-034-2600-6
    Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-2601-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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