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Tutorial in Nanomaterials
Although the idea of carrying on manipulations at smaller and smaller scales has been around for quite some time the birth of nanotechnology, at least on an ideological level, is usually traced back to a speech by Richard Feynman at
Chemistry at Surfaces with Self-Assembled Monolayers and SAMDI-ToF Mass Spectrometry
Chemistry at Surfaces with Self-Assembled Monolayers and SAMDI-ToF Mass Spectrometry
Silica-coated Gold Nanoparticles: Surface Chemistry, Properties, Benefits and Applications
In the past few decades, research and commercial use of gold nanoparticles has rapidly expanded into fields extending from biomedical engineering to photovoltaics. Most applications take advantage of the excellent optical properties of gold nanoparticles, which can be fine-tuned by
Universal Platform for Surface Modification Employing Grafted Polymer Layers
Universal Platform for Surface Modification Employing Grafted Polymer Layers
Graphene Quantum Dots: Properties, Synthesis & Applications
Properties, synthesis & applications of Graphene Quantum Dots explained. GQDs have advantages of nontoxicity, good solubility, stable photoluminescence & better surface grafting.
Silver Nanomaterials for Biological Applications
Silver nanomaterials have unique physical, chemical, and optical properties that are currently being leveraged for a wide variety of biological applications.
Gold Nanoparticles: Properties and Applications
Gold (Au) nanoparticles have tunable optical and electronic properties and are used in a number of applications including photovoltaics, sensors, drug delivery & catalysis.
Molecular Self-Assembly on Gold Using Thioacetates
High-purity thioacetates are stable molecules that can be deprotected to generate complex thiols which can then be self-assembled on gold.
Strategy for Toxicity Screening of Nanomaterials
A key challenge for nanomaterial safety assessment is the ability to handle the large number of newly engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), including developing cost-effective methods that can be used for hazard screening.
CoMoCAT Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes
The CoMoCAT® method of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) synthesis yields high purity SWNTs with specific chiralities and narrow distributions of tube diameters.
Thiolated gold nanoclusters: A new class of photosensitizers
The past several decades have seen major advancements in the synthesis of metal nanomaterials. Most recently, controlled synthesis has become versatile enough to regulate the exact number of atoms and ligands of very small metal nanoparticles, referred to as “clusters”.
Fluorescent Silica Nanobeads
luorescent nanobeads offer great potential for many applications in both basic and applied research. In the recent past, scientists have been offered a wide range of technical solutions in fluorescence imaging, enabling a significant advancement in fields such as microscopy
Micro- and Nanofabricated Biomaterials for the Study of Cells and Microtissues
Biomaterials science involves the design and fabrication of smart materials for studying, directing, or mimicking biology. For successful integration of biomaterials in biological research, a meaningful understanding of biological systems is required.
Recent Advances on Nanoparticle-Based Imaging Contrast Agents for in Vivo Stem Cell Tracking
Professor Yu Cheng and co-workers look at the recent advances of nanoparticle-based imaging contrast agents for in vivo stem cell tracking. They provide an in-depth look at popular in vivo imaging techniques, magnetic resonance imaging, fluorescence imaging, ultrasound imaging, and
Recent Advances in the Use of Cadmiumfree Quantum Dots for Bioimaging
Dr. Delehanty and researcher introduce recent advances in the use of cadmium-free quantum dots for bioimaging. Focus is placed on strategies that have emerged in the last five years for design, synthesis, and surface modifications of non-Cd quantum dots (QDs)
Graphene and Other 2D Crystals for Rechargeable Batteries
Advanced technologies for energy conversion and storage are widely sought after for their potential to improve consumer and electronic device performance as well as for the prospect of reducing the societal and environmental impact of energy generation.
Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostics
The recent emergence of a number of highly functional nanomaterials has enabled new approaches to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
TokeOni Analog - seMpai: Properties and Applications
Overall results suggest that seMpai is a suitable substrate of near-infrared BLI for many biological experiments. Its high solubility in neutral buffer conditions further extends the bioluminescent application of TokeOni derivatives.
2D Materials Matter: A Perspective on Biosensing Applications
Professor Ebrahimi and Professor Robinson (Pennsylvania State University, USA) summarize recent advances in the synthesis of these 2D materials, resulting material properties, and related applications in biosensing of neurotransmitters, metabolites, proteins, nucleic acids, bacterial cells, and heavy metals.
Functionalization of Fluorescent Nanodiamonds for Bioimaging
Properties & characteristics of Fluorescent Nanodiamonds & biofunctionalization strategies explained. Conjugation protocols for streptavidin functionalization, biotinylation & coupling biotinylated/streptavidin provided. FNDs may be used for labeling of low-level expressed targets, Bioimaging & Bioconjugation.
Introduction to Gold Nanoparticles – Properties & Applications in Life Science
Gold nanoparticles are particles with diameters in the 1-100 nm range and have unique optical and physical properties, the most pronounced being the intense absorbance and scattering of incident light at its surface plasmon resonance wavelength.
Quantum Dots
Quantum dots are tiny particles or nanocrystals of a semiconducting material with diameters in the range of 2-10 nanometers.
Iron Oxide Nanoparticles, Characteristics and Applications
Iron oxide (IO) nanoparticles consist of maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) and/or magnetite (Fe3O4) particles with diameters ranging from 1 and 100 nanometer and find applications in magnetic data storage, biosensing, drug-delivery etc.
Nanomaterials Technical Resources
Nanomaterials Technical Resources
Fluorescence Quenching Microscopy: Imaging Two-Dimensional Materials
Developed in the last several years, fluorescence quenching microscopy (FQM) has enabled rapid, inexpensive, and high-fidelity visualization of two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene-based sheets and MoS2.
Polydiacetylene Nanotubes (PDNTs): Nanotubes Based On Lipid Diacetylene Materials
Polydiacetylene nanotubes (PDNTs) are self-assembled diacetylene nanotubes comprised of cross-linked, conjugated double and triple bonds.
Molecular Monolayers on Silicon Surfaces
This article briefly reviews the methods and mechanisms for the formation of molecular monolayers on silicon surfaces, the properties of these monolayers and current perspectives regarding their application in molecular electronic and sensing applications.
Recent Developments in Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Non-Invasive Bioimaging
Professor Hui Mao explores the use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (INOPs) that offer an alternate contrast-enhancing mechanism.
Aggregation-induced Emission Luminogens for Non-doped Organic Light-emitting Diodes
Organic Light-emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are solid-state devices that transform electrical energy into light. OLEDs are considered the next generation technology for high-resolution flexible displays and solid state lighting, attracting intense scientific and industrial interest.
Monodispersed Nanodiamonds and their Applications
Among various nanomaterials, nanoparticles of less than 10 nm size remain the most sought-after products.
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