July 10, 2020
Fariborz Rahimi

Fariborz Rahimi

Academic rank: Assistant professor
Education: Ph.D in ٍElectrical Engineering-Control & Biomedical Engineering
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Department: Electrical Engineering


Carbon quantum dots: recent progresses on synthesis, surface modification and applications
Type Article
carbon nan-oparticles, quantum dots, synthesis, modification, properties
Researchers Masoud Farshbaf، soodabeh davaran، Fariborz Rahimi، Nasim Annabi، Roya Salehi، Abolfazl Akbarzadeh


Generally, carbon nanoparticles with a size of 10 nm (or less) are called carbon quantum dots (CQDs, C-dots or CD), which have created huge excitement due to their advantages in chemical inertness, high water solubility, excellent biocompatibility, resistance to photobleaching and various optical superiority. In this article, we describe the recent advancements in the area of CQDs; concentrating on their synthesis techniques, size control, surface modification approaches, optical properties, luminescent mechanism, and their applications in bioimaging, biosensing, drug delivery and catalysis.