The paper aims to provide a technical review of the application of quantum dot (QD) technology to sensors.
Following a brief introduction to QD technology, this paper considers recent research on QD‐based physical, chemical and gas sensors.
This shows that QDs are being exploited in a range of experimental sensors for detecting physical variables, notably radiant/electromagnetic quantities and temperature; chemical compounds, such as metals and many species of clinical interest; and a variety of gases and vapours. Prospects also exist to develop improved sources and detectors for use in optical gas sensors.
The paper does not consider biomedical uses of QDs such as cellular imaging, bioassays and biosensors.
This provides a detailed insight into recent research on physical, chemical and gas sensors based on QD technology.
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