Silicon and carbon quantum dots


Synthesis of silicon and carbon dots with high quantum fluorescence yield for bioimaging and chemical sensors

In our laboratory we synthesize carbon flurooxide mesoparticles by electrochemical etching of 3C-SiC bulk polycrystalline substrate, carbon nanodots from urea and citric acid and glucose-ethylenediamine nanoparticles by solvothermal

carbonization, silicon nanoparticles by electrochemical etching of Si substrates. The main area applications: biosensors based on photoluminescence of Si nanoparticles to detect glucose, urea and heavy metals; photoluminescent sensors for recognition of strong alcoholic beverages based on carbon nanoparticles, fluorescent bioimaging of living and tumor cells, photoluminescent pH meter.


Prof. Valeriy Skryshevsky,

Senior researcher Alexander N Zaderko,

Selected publications:

  • O. Syshchyk, V.A. Skryshevsky, O.O. Soldatkin, A.P. Soldatkin, Enzyme biosensor systems based on porous silicon photoluminescence for detection of glucose, urea and heavy metals, Biosens. Bioelectron., 66, 89-94, 2015.
  • V.V Lisnyak, A.N Zaderko, R.Mariychuk, V.Lysenko, O.Yu. Boldyrieva, V. A Skryshevsky, G. Mussabek, Y. Taurbayev, N. Zhylkybayeva, O. Yu. Tananiko, Preparation and characterization of F-, O-, and N-containing carbon nanoparticles for pH sensing, Appl. Nanosci., 12,795–803,2022.
  • T. Serdiuk, V. Lysenko, B. Mognetti, V. Skryshevsky, A. Geloen, Impact of cell division on intracellular uptake and nuclear targeting with fluorescent SiC-based nanoparticles, J. Biophoton, 6, 291-297, 2013.
  • I. I. Ivanov, A. N. Zaderko, V. Lysenko,T. Clopeau, V. V. Lisnyak, V. A. Skryshevsky, Photoluminescent Recognition of Strong Alcoholic Beverages with Carbon Nanoparticles, ACS Omega 6, 29, 18802–18810, 2021
Silicon and carbon quantum dots