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Nanoparticle-Based Drug and Gene Delivery for Tumor Targeting
Professor Yoshiki Katayama (Kyushu University, Japan) discusses recent advances in drug delivery systems and strategies that exploit the EPR effect, with a special focus on stimuli-responsive systems based on novel materials.
Synthesis of Halide Perovskite Quantum Dots for Display Applications
Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) are solution-processable luminescent materials that can produce high-quality color in light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Mesoporous Silica and their Applications
Mesoporous silica with uniform and tailorable pore dimensions with high surface areas are used many applications such as wastewater remediation, indoor air cleaning, catalysis, bio-catalysis, and drug delivery.
Magnetic-Plasmonic Hybrid Nanobeads Designed for Imaging and Isolation of Cellular Organelles
Magnetic-plasmonic nanoparticles offer the combined benefits of both a magnetic probe as well as additional imaging modes usually associated with noble metal nanoparticles. Professor Shinya Maenosono (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) explores the synthesis, characterization, and proof-of-concept application
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.
Synthesis of ZnO Aggregates and Their Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
One of the more traditional photovoltaic devices, single crystalline silicon solar cells were invented more than 50 years ago, currently make up 94% of the market. Single crystalline silicon solar cells operate on the principle of p-n junctions formed by
From Form to Function: Molding Porous Materials in Three Dimensions by Colloidal Crystal Templating
From Form to Function: Molding Porous Materials in Three Dimensions by Colloidal Crystal Templating
Methods of Synthesizing Monodisperse Colloidal Quantum Dots
Colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) are semiconducting crystals of only a few nanometers (ca. 2–12 nm) coated with ligand/surfactant molecules to help prevent agglomeration.
Noble-Metal Nanostructures with Controlled Morphologies
Noble-metal nanostructures are widely used in a variety of applications ranging from catalysis to electronics, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), and biomedical research.
Additive Manufacturing of Permanent Magnets
Permanent magnets are an essential technology for energy conversion. Motors and generators are used to convert energy between electrical and mechanical forms.
Nanowire Synthesis: From Top-Down to Bottom-Up
The properties of many devices are limited by the intrinsic properties of the materials that compose them.
Chemistry in Flames: From Oxide to Salt and Metal Nanoparticles
Small-scale materials with particle diameters in the nanometer range have already been used for a long time. The Chinese used carbon black, derived from a combustion process for painting applications a long time before modern technology allowed its industrial production.
Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanoparticles
Solvothermal synthesis is a method for preparing a variety of materials such as metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and polymers.
Applications of Glucose Polymers in the Synthesis of Diagnostic and Drug Delivery Nanoparticles
Dmitri Simberg (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA) reviews the used of dextran and cyclodextrin for the synthesis of nanoparticles used in drug delivery applications.
Starbons: Cooking up Nanostructured Mesoporous Materials
Our strategy is to synthesize mesoporous carbonaceous materials (“Starbons”) using mesoporous expanded starch as the precursor without the need for a templating agent.
Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biosensing
Professor Randal Lee (University of Houston, USA) discusses design considerations for iron oxide magnetic nanospheres and nanocubes used for biosensing, including synthetic procedures, size, and shape. The effects of these variables are discussed for various volumetric-based and surface-based detection schemes.
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.
Nanostructured Materials Through Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis
Advances in materials have often been led by the development of new synthetic methods that provide control over size, morphology and structure. The preparation of materials in a scalable and continuous manner is critical when development moves beyond lab-scale quantities.
Fluorescent Nanomaterials for Bioimaging: Considerations of Particle Brightness, Photostability, and Size
Professor Marco Torelli examines fluorescent nanomaterials for use in bioimaging applications current state-of-the-art materials, focusing on fluorescence brightness, photostability, and size, and relates them to emerging applications.
Building and Engineering Micro/Nano Architectures of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Electronic Applications
Building and Engineering Micro/Nano Architectures of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Electronic Applications
Microfluidic-Assisted Manufacturing of Materials for Nanomedicine
Professor Nicola Tirelli (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy) highlights the microfluidic-assisted method for fabricating well-defined and reproducible nanoparticles for drug delivery research.
Phyllosilicate Clay Minerals: Principles and Applications
We have discussed shortly the applications of 1:1 and 2:1 phyllosilicate material in membrane technology, as well as the basic geometric understanding of their layered structures.
Gold Nanorod Synthesis
Plasmonic nanoparticles have unique optical properties that can be tailored to suit a variety of applications in the biotechnology1–8 and electronics9–16 industries.
Chemical Synthesis of Monodisperse Magnetic Nanoparticles
Magnetic nanoparticles have attracted tremendous attention due to their novel properties and their potential applications in magnetic recording, magnetic energy storage and biomedicine.
The Application of Quantum Dots in Display Technology
Quantum Dots (QDs), a nanoscale material with unique optical properties governed by quantum mechanics, have been incorporated into a new display technology under development at QD Vision, Inc.
Vistas in Current Magnetic Materials Research
Magnetism and magnetic materials have been of scientific interest for over 1,000 years. More recently, fundamental investigations have focused on exploring the various types of magnetic materials and understanding the magnetic effects created by electric currents.
Synthetic Strategy for Large Scale Production of Oligothiophenes
Oligothiophenes are important organic electronic materials which can be produced using synthetic intermediates and Suzuki coupling.
Fouling Resistant Biomimetic Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Based Grafted Polymer Coatings
Accumulation of biological matter at surfaces is an inevitable event in virtually any environment in which natural and man-made materials are used. Although sometimes fouling of surfaces with biomolecules and bioorganisms has little consequence, biofouling must be minimized or controlled
Lightweight Metal Matrix Nanocomposites - Stretching the Boundaries of Metals
Composite materials that traditionally incorporate micron scale reinforcements in a bulk matrix offer opportunities to tailor material properties such as hardness, tensile strength, ductility, density, thermal and electrical conductivity, and wear resistance.
Recent Advances in Scalable Synthesis and Processing of Two-Dimensional Materials
Advances in scalable synthesis and processing of two-dimensional materials
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