A nanosensor has been developed by a research team at University of Kurdistan using carbon dots/AuNPs as donor/acceptor platform.
There are strict standards for the presence of heavy metals in food and water since they can cause serious health problems. This makes sensors and detectors of heavy metals very useful and valuable.
This research project, which is based on carbon dots, have numerous advantages compared to other competitors. It is simple, portable, and has higher sensitivity and precision and in the meantime cost effective.
The results of the study are published in the New Journal of Chemistry with an impact factor of 3.2.
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