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Tubular nanostructured materials for bioapplications
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Paper Abstract

Tubular nanomaterials possess hollow structures as well as high aspect ratios. In addition to their unique physical and chemical properties induced by their nanoscale dimensions, their inner voids and outer surfaces make them ideal candidates for a number of biomedical applications. In this work, three types of tubular nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes, hematite nanotubes, and maghemite nanotubes, were synthesized by different chemical techniques. Their structural and crystalline properties were characterized. For potential bioapplications of tubular nanomaterials, experimental investigations were carried out to demonstrate the feasibility of using carbon nanotubes, hematite nanotubes, and maghemite nanotubes in glucose sensing, neuronal growth, and drug delivery, respectively. Preliminary results show the promise of tubular nanomaterials in future biomedical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7291, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2009, 729103 (31 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820762
Show Author Affiliations
Jining Xie, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Linfeng Chen, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Malathi Srivatsan, Arkansas State Univ. (United States)
Vijay K. Varadan, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7291:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2009
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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