This thesis focuses on the development, characterisation and use of a novel material, nanodiamonds, for biological and quantum imaging applications. The thesis examines the use of the nitrogen-vacancy optical defect centre in nanodiamond. This centre is an excellent candidate for biological and quantum imaging applications due to its photostable fluorescence as well as its unique spin properties.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Diamond synthesis, properties and defects -- Chapter 3. Processing and characterisation of nanodiamonds -- Chapter 4. Förster Resonance Energy Transfer -- Chapter 5. Nanodiamond applications -- Chapter 6. Conclusions.
Bibliography: pages 355-383
"A thesis submitted to Macquarie University for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia".
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
Year of Award2014
Principal SupervisorJames Rabeau
Additional Supervisor 1Louise Brown
RightsCopyright Jana Marie Say 2013.
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Extent1 online resource (xxviii, 384 pages) illustrations (some colour)