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Hybrid gold nanorods/polysaccharides composites as new materials for photothermal applications
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Paper Abstract

Gold nanorods (GNRs) show enhanced absorption in the near infrared (NIR) region and can be conveniently employed for selective conversion of light into heat. We have succeeded in fabricating hybrid GNRs-polysaccharides composites in the form of semi-solid formulations, films or hydrogels, with good biocompatibility, enhanced stabilization in physiological environment and under laser irradiation and high versatility. Thanks to these properties, these materials are good candidates for applications in many biomedical methodologies including laser-mediated tissue repair and drug delivery. The present results are encouraging toward the development of a novel minimally-invasive technology based on the introduction of bio-inspired nanoplasmonic materials into photothermal applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7911, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine VIII, 79110N (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874923
Show Author Affiliations
P. Matteini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
F. Ratto, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
F. Rossi, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
R. Pini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7911:
Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine VIII
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Joseph R. Lakowicz, Editor(s)

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