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1-5 nm SiC nanocrystals were tested in vitro. The cytotoxic properties of the SiC QDs based on alamarBlueTM assay cells were studied. The presence of the QDs dots does not affect cell growth in a wide concentration range. Two-photon excitation showed significant response from SiC nanocrystals that were injected into hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells.…
Fabrication of nanosized silicon carbide (SiC) crystals is a crucial step in many biomedical applications. Here we report an effective fabrication method of SiC nanocrystals based on simple electroless wet chemical etching of crystalline cubic SiC. Comparing an open reaction system with a closed reaction chamber, we found that the latter produces smaller nanoparticles (less than 8 nm…Continue