Where are the carbon nanomaterials?
Track carbon nanomaterials in cells and tissues
Due to the carbonaceous nature of carbon nanomaterials, they are difficult to track in the carbon-based matrix of biological systems without adding labels. Labeling with fluorescent or radioactive tags makes carbon nanomaterials detectable and quantifiable, but it also alters their surface and hence their interactions with and distribution within biological systems. Raman chemical imaging, using the spectroscopic properties of these materials, can overcome this issue and detect bare carbon nanomaterials in-situ because carbon nanomaterials can be easily identified and distinguished from other materials by their characteristic Raman fingerprints.
See how Dr. Cyrill Bussy uses Raman spectroscopy to track carbon nanomaterials in cells and tissues. Watch the webinar ›