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Nanogold as NEMS platform: past, present, and future
Author(s): Delfino Cornejo-Monroy; Laura S. Acosta-Torres; Victor M. Castaño
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Gold has been a biomedical material since ancient times. We shall review the historical uses of gold, in different forms as well as the properties of this metal, which make it very attractive for MEMS and NEMS applications. In particular, we will discuss the synthesis and physic-chemical characteristics of nano particles of gold, emphasizing the role of surface modification, which enables the nano gold to act as a true nano reactor or a nano platform to develop various functions at the nanoscale. Finally, we will describe the use of nano gold for drug targeting and disease detection.

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Date Published: 7 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8373, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV, 83731Y (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921504
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Delfino Cornejo-Monroy, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Laura S. Acosta-Torres, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Victor M. Castaño, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8373:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut Dutta, Editor(s)

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