Experimental setup for observation of fluorescence intensity in single QDs. (a) Conjugated with the Au-NP-modified AFM probe, (b) on the glass portion of the reference sample, and (c) on the Au film portion of the reference sample. All measurements were performed in a dark compartment at room temperature.
Cheng et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:482 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-482