Plenary Lecture

Nanoscience, Biological Imaging and Renewable Energy

Prof. Hongjie DAI
Stanford University, USA

Abstract :

This talk present our recent work in carbon based nanosciences. I will first briefly review our earlier work of carbon based nanomaterials, and then focus on fluorescence biological imaging in the newly coined 1000-1700 nm NIR-II window to benefit from suppressed light scattering at long wavelengths. I will show in vivo NIR-II imaging with millimeter tissue depth, single-cell spatial resolution, and real-time temporal resolution using a wide range of nano-scale fluorescent/luminescent nanoprobes emitting > 1000 nm including carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, rare-earth down-conversion nanoparticles, and donor-acceptor organic molecules. In the second part of the talk I will briefly present our work on rechargeable Al battery, Na/Cl2 and Li/Cl2 batteries based on novel carbon materials.