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Huang Gao et al.
Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6215), 1352-1356 (2014-12-17)
We report a low-cost, high-throughput benchtop method that enables thin layers of metal to be shaped with nanoscale precision by generating ultrahigh-strain-rate deformations. Laser shock imprinting can create three-dimensional crystalline metallic structures as small as 10 nanometers with ultrasmooth surfaces
Phillip Ahn et al.
Ultrasonics, 54(3), 795-800 (2014-02-14)
A resonance based laser ultrasonics technique is explored for the characterization of low density nanoporous gold foams. Laser generated zero group velocity (ZGV) lamb waves are measured in the foams using a Michelson interferometer. The amplitude spectra obtained from the
Roberto Cao-Milán et al.
Expert opinion on drug delivery, 11(5), 741-752 (2014-02-25)
Gold nanoparticles display a unique combination of chemical inertness, surface chemistry and size- and shape-dependent electronic and optical properties, which render them ideal for clinical applications. The present article describes recent advancements on the application of gold nanoparticles in vaccine
Lin Luo et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4036-4042 (2014-04-18)
A novel immunosensor of human immune globulin (IgG) was fabricated based on the fluorescence transfer between luminescent semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). AuNPs and CdSe/ZnS QDs were respectively labeled with immune reaction pair:IgG and goat anti-human immunoglobulin
Hongyan Zhao et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4357-4362 (2014-04-18)
The influence of 12 nm spherical silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and 20 nm spherical gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on the luminescence of europium complex Eu(TTFA)3 were studied. When 350 nm is chosen as the incident light, the maximum enhancement factor of the
Maria Jose Santos-Martinez et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 10(6), 1004-1015 (2014-04-23)
The increasing use of gold nanoparticles in medical diagnosis and treatment has raised the concern over their blood compatibility. The interactions of nanoparticles with blood components may lead to platelet aggregation and endothelial dysfunction. Therefore, medical applications of gold nanoparticles
Roya Najafi et al.
International journal of food microbiology, 189, 89-97 (2014-08-19)
A combined capture and detection method comprising of nano-immunomagnetic separation (NIMS) and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) was developed to detect Escherichia coli O157 from liquid media including apple juice. The capture antibodies (cAbs) were immobilized on magnetite-gold (Fe3O4/Au) magnetic
Bernhard F Gibbs et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 10(7), 1259-1266 (2014-05-09)
In this study we demonstrate for the first time a new approach for highly specific targeting of viable human leukocytes by functionalised gold nanoconjugates made on the basis of citrate-stabilised gold nanoparticles. This immobilisation involves highly specific recognition of the
Bum-Young Noh et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(5), 3335-3340 (2013-07-19)
Surface plasmon (SP)-enhanced light emission mechanism has been investigated for the Ag-coated ZnO/Al2O3 core/shell nanorods (NRs). Structural characterizations showed that the ZnO NRs were covered by conformal Al2O3 layer and coated by Ag nanoparticles (NPs). The optical studies by photoluminescence
Seyed Mohammad Amini et al.
IET nanobiotechnology, 7(4), 151-156 (2013-11-12)
In the recent years, enhanced functionality of treatment systems based on nanostructures has attracted a lot of interest. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is one such treatment method. Here, the authors report the results of the investigations on synthesis and characterisation of
Yang-Wei Lin et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(10), 6566-6574 (2013-11-20)
A simply approach for the synthesis of Au nanostructures in tea infusions at room temperature is developed. By controlling the concentrations of tea infusions, Au nanostructures in various shapes and sizes have been prepared. From 1 x (original concentration) and
Hwa Jung Noh et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(12), 8229-8238 (2013-11-26)
Gold nanoparticles were green-synthesized using a glycosaminoglycan, chondroitin sulfate, as the reducing agent by mixing Au3+ and chondroitin sulfate under heating. Chondroitin sulfate-reduced gold nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Vis spectrophotometry, high resolution transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The
Samudra Sengupta et al.
Nature chemistry, 6(5), 415-422 (2014-04-24)
Non-mechanical nano- and microscale pumps that function without the aid of an external power source and provide precise control over the flow rate in response to specific signals are needed for the development of new autonomous nano- and microscale systems.
Bibek Jyoti Borah et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(7), 5080-5087 (2013-08-02)
Multifunctional phosphine based ligands, 1,1,1-tris(diphenylphosphinomethyl)ethane [CH3C(CH2 PPh2)3][P3] and 1,1,1-tris(diphenylphosphinomethyl)ethane trisulphide [CH3C(CH2P(S)Ph2)3][P3S3] have been introduced to stabilize Au(o)-nanoparticles having small core diameter and narrow size distribution. The Au(o)-nanoparticles were synthesized by the reduction of HAuCl4 precursor with NaBH4 in the presence
Yuyun Zhao et al.
Nanoscale, 5(18), 8340-8350 (2013-07-31)
Widespread antibiotic resistance calls for new strategies. Nanotechnology provides a chance to overcome antibiotic resistance by multiple antibiotic mechanisms. This paper reviews the progress in activating gold nanoparticles with nonantibiotic or antibiotic molecules to combat bacterial resistance, analyzes the gap
Hong C Shen et al.
Drug discovery today. Technologies, 10(1), e3-14 (2013-09-21)
Gold-catalyzed transformations allow efficient access to a wide scope of heterocyclic structures that serve as building blocks and pharmacophores in medicinal chemistry. Compared with other transition metal and Lewis acid catalysis, gold catalysis presents mechanistic divergence, excellent functional group tolerance
Evelyn Auyeung et al.
Nature, 505(7481), 73-77 (2013-11-29)
Crystallization is a fundamental and ubiquitous process much studied over the centuries. But although the crystallization of atoms is fairly well understood, it remains challenging to predict reliably the outcome of molecular crystallization processes that are complicated by various molecular
Changwon Lee et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4325-4330 (2014-04-18)
Amine and carboxylic groups rich gelatin was used as reducing and stabilizing agent to form highly stable gold nanoparticles for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) applications. The size of the particle was determined to be 13 nm by TEM with mono-dispersity.
Jiajing Zhang et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4124-4138 (2014-04-18)
Gold nanostructures with promising applications in biomedical field have attracted great attention. However, some fundamental questions other than the development of novel applications should be elucidated before they can actually serve as biomedicines in the clinic. Bio-safety is one of
Guojun Weng et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4072-4077 (2014-04-18)
Gold nanorods of different aspect ratios had been synthesized using seed mediated growth method. The formed gold nanorods had been characterized by the absorption and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) measurements. The obtained gold nanorods were used to study the quenched
Jun Hyuk Heo et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(11), 7254-7258 (2013-11-20)
We investigated the stability of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in seawater. The large amount of Na+, Mg2+, K+, and Ca2+ in seawater makes AuNPs unstable resulting in immediate aggregation. We found that AuNPs become much more stable when they were treated
Ying Sun et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4078-4081 (2014-04-18)
Colloidal gold is extensively used for molecular sensing because that the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) bands are affected by changes in the dielectric properties in the close vicinity of these structures due to the binding of ligands to the corresponding
Taek Lee et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(9), 6020-6026 (2013-11-12)
In the present study, an nano-platform composed of Au nanodot arrays on which biomolecules could be self-assembled was developed and investigated for a stable bioelectronic device platform. Au nanodot pattern was fabricated using a nanoporous alumina template. Two different biomolecules
Xuewen Fu et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(12), 8245-8252 (2013-11-26)
A label-free electrochemical immunosensor, based on a gold nanoparticles (Au NPs)/silicon template/methylene blue (MB)/chitosan (CHIT) nanocomposite-modified electrode, was fabricated for the ultrasensitive detection of microcystin-LR (MC-LR). The nanocomposite film showed high binding affinity to the antibodies of MC-LR because gold
Babak Mostafazadeh et al.
Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 26(6), 1267-1270 (2013-11-06)
Mercury exposure is a health concern in the occupational settings like gold mining and chloralkali industries and blood and urine levels of mercury are used as exposure indicators. In this study, blood and urine concentrations of mercury were determined using
Stacey N Barnaby et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(27), 9739-9744 (2014-06-21)
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) is a powerful and highly effective method to regulate gene expression in vitro and in vivo. However, the susceptibility to serum nuclease-catalyzed degradation is a major challenge and it remains unclear whether the strategies developed to
Priyatha Premnath et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 10(6), 1061-1067 (2014-04-23)
Hybrid biomaterials are a combination of two or more different materials that work synergistically to produce superior properties. Nano structuring of such hybrid materials has also posed complications. In this study, we present, for the first time a nanofibrous hybrid
Tonguc O Tasci et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1365, 164-172 (2014-09-24)
Compared to other sub-techniques of field flow fractionation (FFF), cyclical electrical field flow fractionation (CyElFFF) is a relatively new method with many opportunities remaining for improvement. One of the most important limitations of this method is the separation of particles
Yuying Zhang et al.
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (95)(95), e52058-e52058 (2015-01-16)
Fluorescent nanoparticles (NPs) with desirable chemical, optical and mechanical properties are promising tools to label intracellular organelles. Here, we introduce a method using gold-BSA-rhodamine NPs to label the endo-lysosomal system of eukaryotic cells and monitor manipulations of host cellular pathways
Ping Huang et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(7), 5088-5092 (2013-08-02)
Atomically precise Au(n) nanoclusters (n = number of gold atom in cluster) ideally composed of an exact number of gold atoms have unique core-shell structure and non-metallic electronic properties. The extremely small size of Au25 and Au38 nanoclusters induces a
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