Find information on common issues.
Ask questions and find answers from other users.
Suggest a new site feature or improvement.
Check on status of your tickets.
In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that behaves as a whole unit in terms of its transport and properties. It is further classified according to size: in terms of diameter, fine particles cover a range between 100 and 2500nanometers, while ultrafine particles, on the other hand, are sized between 1 and 100 nanometers. Similar to ultrafine particles, nanoparticles are sized between 1 and 100 nanometers.
Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Nanoparticles can be found here.
Multiscale Modelling of Nanoparticle Suspensions
12 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Pietro Asinari
In the present work a multiscale modelling approach is implemented to relate the nanoscale phenomena to the macroscopic bulk properties of nano-suspensions. Specifically, Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations and Brownian Dynamics (BD) are synergistically integrated to understand the mechanisms...
How to Engineer Human Microbiomes?
02 Mar 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Mohit Verma
We are developing tools based on nanotechnology, bioengineering, and analytical chemistry to understand causal relationships between microbiomes and their hosts, and to manipulate microbiomes for desirable outcomes, e.g. to shift patients from unhealthy to healthy states. One of these tools uses...
[Illinois] Measuring Cellular Processes with Plasmonic Nanoparticles
13 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Bjorn Reinhard
Plasmonics and Its Applications Workshop 2016 3/22/2016 Measuring Cellular Processes with Plasmonic Nanoparticles Bjorn Reinhard
[Illinois] Optimizing Physisorption of Biomolecules to Surfaces and Nanoparticles via Molecular Modeling
18 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Yaroslava G Yingling
[Illinois] Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Nanostructures
28 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ivan Smalyukh
[Illinois] Integration of Quantum Dot Nanoparticles with Multimodal Microspheres for PET and Cerenkov Luminescene Imaging of Cancer
18 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Joanne Li
Cerenkov luminescence (CL) imaging utilizes the photons emitted during radioactive decay when charged particles travel faster than the phase velocity of light in a dielectric medium. In this talk, I will present a novel agent to convert and increase CL emission at longer wavelengths using...
E SC 213 Lecture 1.1: An Introduction to Colloidal and Self-Assembled Materials - Solutions Review, Colloids and Colloidal Chemistry
05 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: NACK Network
Review of solution chemistry and colloids
[Illinois] Fundamentals of Nano-Optics and Plasmonics for the Biomedical Researcher
01 Aug 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Prashant K Jain
[Illinois] Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles Supported on Graphene for Energy Conversion and Heterogeneous Catalysis
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: M. Samy El Shall
Graphene has attracted great interest for a fundamental understanding of its unique structural and electronic properties and also for important potential applications in nanoelectronics and devices. The combination of highest mobility, thermal, chemical, and mechanical stability with the high...
PHYS 620 Lecture 15: Plasmons in Nanoparticles
12 Apr 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
Ultra-stable nanoparticles of (CdSe)n and their unique properties
02 Aug 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Atsuo Kasuya
Nanoparticles exhibit unique materials functions not realizable in the bulk solid, leading useful practical applications. Recent progresses in synthesis show possibility of producing them down to 1 nm comparable to molecular sizes in different geometrical structures. In such nano-structures, the...
[Illinois] NBSS11: Dynamic Light Scattering for Nanoparticle Characterization
26 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu
Biophotonics Summer School 2011Monday, May 23, 2011 – Friday, June 03, 2011The Biophotonics Summer School brings together from a wide variety of disciplines to teach students about the biophotonics field. The latest research developments are also covered, including: biomolecular sensing,...
Magnesium Phyllo (Organo) Silicate: A Clay to Play with in Materials Science
24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: M. Eswaramoorthy
The synthesis and applications of amino functionalized clay will be discussed in this talk. The tailor made clay containing amino pendants is easily dispersible in water. This property has been effectively utilized to make water soluble clay-metal nanoparticles composites, clay-protein and...
Application of Dynamic Light Scattering in the Physicochemical Characterization of Natural and Engineered Nanoparticles
20 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Trisha Eustaquio
This presentation will highlight the use of dynamic light scattering (DLS), which measures the hydrodynamic size of nanoparticles in suspension, in characterizing specific examples of engineered and natural nanoparticles. In terms of engineered nanoparticles, the role of nanoparticle size in...
Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Nanobarcoding for Single Nanoparticle Detection in in vitro and ex vivo Nanomedical Biodistribution Studies
14 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Trisha Eustaquio
Determination of the fate of administered nanoparticles in a biological system, or nanoparticle biodistribution, is critical in evaluating a nanoparticle formulation for nanomedical purposes. Unlike their small-molecule drug antecedents, nanoparticles pose unique challenges in the design of...
Illinois BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Precisely Size Controlled Drug-silica Nanoconjugate for Cancer Therapy
05 Dec 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Li Tang
Drug delivery nanomedicine, exemplified by micelles and nanoparticles roughly in the size range of 1-200 nm, have attracted much interest in the past 2-3 decades as alternative modalities for cancer treatment. The size of these drug delivery vehicles has been strongly correlated with their in...
BME 695L Special Lecture 4: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) for Nanomedical Systems (cells and nanoparticles)
02 Dec 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Helen McNally
Guest lecturer: Helen McNally
Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School: Poster Day: Yefu Wang
29 Nov 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Yefu Wang, Nadia Jassim
Luminescent properties of rare earth nanoparticles for bioimaging and bioprobing.
BME 695L Lecture 12: Assessing Drug Efficacy and Nanotoxicity at the Single Cell Level
22 Nov 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.12.1 Introduction to measures of efficacy for nanomedicine12.1.1 for evaluation purposes, does structure/size reveal function?12.1.2 nanomedical treatment at the single cell...
BME 695L Lecture 11: Assessing Nanotoxicity at the Single Cell Level
27 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.11.1 Need for single cell measures of nanotoxicity11.1.1 There is more than one way for a cell to die...11.1.2 "Necrosis" vs. "Apoptosis"11.1.3 There...