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Gold nanoparticles in biomedical applications
Author(s): Antonios G. Kanaras; Dorota Bartczak; Tilman Sanchez-Elsner; Timothy M. Millar; Otto L. Muskens
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report on the synthesis of robust water-soluble gold nanoparticles, suitable for biological applications. We show that specifically functionalized nanoparticles such as nanospheres, nanorods and hollow gold particles can migrate either on the cellular membrane or be endocytosed. A theoretical model is employed to discuss the potential use of these particles as tools for laser treatment of endothelial cells. Our studies open up new avenues towards manipulation of cells using gold nanoparticles and laser treatment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7909, Colloidal Quantum Dots/Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications VI, 79090J (12 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.871602
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Antonios G. Kanaras, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Dorota Bartczak, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Tilman Sanchez-Elsner, School of Medicine, General Hospital, Southampton (United Kingdom)
Timothy M. Millar, School of Medicine, General Hospital, Southampton (United Kingdom)
Otto L. Muskens, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7909:
Colloidal Quantum Dots/Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications VI
Wolfgang J. Parak; Kenji Yamamoto; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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