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Hard X-ray-induced optical luminescence via biomolecule-directed metal clusters.

Osakada Y, Pratx G, Sun C, Sakamoto M, Ahmad M, Volotskova O, Ong Q, Teranishi T, Harada Y, Xing L, Cui B.

Chem Commun (Camb). 2014 Apr 7;50(27):3549-51.

 

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan. [email protected]

 

Abstract

 

Here, we demonstrate that biomolecule-directed metal clusters are applicable in the study of hard X-ray excited optical luminescence, promising a new direction in the development of novel X-ray-activated imaging probes.

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